Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Former NAACP Georgia Exec Charged In $275K Embezzlement Scheme

Judith Withers-Hanson, 67, and the former Executive Director of the Atlanta chapter of the NAACP, has been charged with embezzling some $275,000 from the non-profit civil rights organization. Hanson was accused, together with her former assistant, Saundra Douglass, in a scheme whereby they applied for and obtained American Express cards to pay for personal expenses. According to the police report:
Over a period of almost 6 years, Hanson and Douglass used the cards for personal expenses, paid the bills using checks belonging to the association, and covered the usage by making false entries into the association’s accounting records. Some of the expenses paid involved personal dental work for both associates, college tuition, expensive meals and furniture purchases not for use by the association.

Read the story here and here.

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