Monday, May 13, 2013

NJ Nonprofit Director Charged With Embezzlement

The former director of human resources for a New Jersey nonprofit was charged Saturday with embezzling more than $100,000 from the organization.

According to a report on a Philadelphia CBS affiliate, prosecutors allege that Christopher English generated paychecks from previously terminated employees of the Arc Mercer -- an advocacy and resource group for the mentally disabled -- and deposited those checks into his personal checking account. He allegedly spent that money on items ranging from a new truck to a $30,000 travel trailer.

English faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

Authorities say the alleged theft was discovered when the Arc's payroll company reported some discrepancies to the organization. The nonprofit was able to recover almost all of the funds that was taken in English's alleged embezzlement.

The Arc Mercer is located in Ewing, N.J., and has almost 350 employees and an annual budget of close to $17 million.

You can read the full story on CBS Philly's website.

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