Financial officer accused of stealing from Sen. Diaz charity

The top financial officer for a Bronx charity started by state Sen. Ruben Diaz Sr. has been accused of stealing $75,000 from the organization. According

THE BRONX - The top financial officer for a Bronx charity started by state Sen. Ruben Diaz Sr. has been accused of stealing $75,000 from the organization.

According to state prosecutors, Clement Gardner managed funds for the Christian Community Benevolent Association near Crotona Park. The indictment against him says Gardner transferred the stolen money from the charity to himself over a three-year period.

Officials say a large chunk of the funds came from taxpayer dollars meant to help Bronx children and senior citizens.

In a statement, Sen. Diaz denied any connection to the crime or any wrongdoing.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Wells Fargo is rolling out cardless ATMs where 1 Word on the Street: Cardless ATMs
VIDEO: NYPD officers in same precinct discover they 2 VIDEO: NYPD officers in same precinct discover they are sisters
People stood in solidarity and lit candles in 3 Candlelight vigil held for Tinton Ave. shooting victim
A 46-year-old man was shot in the chest 4 Police: Man shot dead after dispute in the Bronx; suspect in custody
5 VIDEO: Extended footage from NYPD Emergency Services Unit graduation

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE