Finance director of nonprofit fired over embezzlement claims

By: The Associated Press

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ The finance director of a Rhode Island nonprofit that runs educational and job-training initiatives for young people has been fired over allegations he embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars from the organization.

The Providence Plan announced Friday it had filed a criminal complaint against Charles Denno. Denno had served as the organization’s director of finance and administration since 2009.

A message seeking comment from Denno wasn’t immediately returned Saturday.

Executive Director Pat McGuigan says the organization is shocked and determined to get the money back.

The Providence Plan is supported by an annual budget of $8 million. It uses local, state and federal grants and donations to run a variety of educational and job-training initiatives for high school dropouts and underprivileged young people.

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