PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The former finance director of a Providence anti-poverty group has agreed to plead guilty to wire fraud on allegations he stole more than $500,000 from the organization for his own use.
Authorities say Charles Denno, of East Providence, agreed to a plea bargain in a document filed Thursday in federal court in Providence. There is no agreement yet on a sentence.
Denno is the former finance director of the Providence Plan. Federal and state authorities say he issued checks from the organization to a company he owned and withdrew the money from his company’s account from 2012 to 2016.
The non-profit Providence Plan is funded by federal, state and private grants that support programs for adults and children in Rhode Island.
Denno and his lawyer didn’t immediately return messages Thursday.
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