- Office of Attorney General Maura Healey
Media Contact for Former Manager of Charlestown Non-profit Indicted for Embezzling More than $45,000
Boston — A California woman who was a longtime resident of Massachusetts has been indicted in connection with a scheme to steal funds from a Charlestown non-profit where she previously had worked, Attorney General Maura Healey announced today.
Donna Scott, age 52, of Vallejo, California, was indicted today by a Statewide Grand Jury on Larceny over $250 (1 count). She will be arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court at a later date.
The AG’s Office alleges that from March 2015 through November 2016, Scott embezzled more than $45,000 dollars from Heading Home Inc, a non-profit housing agency primarily funded by state grants. At the time, Scott had been working for the agency as a program manager focusing on housing and stabilization issues. The funds that Scott allegedly stole were intended to provide transitional and permanent housing and support services to low-income, homeless and formerly homeless people and their families.
These charges are allegations and the defendant is innocent until proven guilty.
The AG’s White Collar and Public Integrity Division investigates and prosecutes serious criminal misconduct involving crimes against public agencies, corrupt public employees and public entities, crimes that have a harmful effect on public confidence in our government and other trusted institutions, and financial crimes.
The charges resulted from a joint investigation by the AG’s Office and the Massachusetts Office of the Inspector General. In the AG’s Office, this matter was handled by Assistant Attorney General Paula J. DeGiacomo and Anthony Taylor, Financial Investigator. The Office of the Inspector General referred this matter to the AG’s Office and their investigators, Diane Volpe and Will Bradford provided valuable assistance in this investigation.