Former NAACP Head, Assistant Accused of Stealing

Former NAACP Head, Assistant Accused of Stealing

Published October 19, 2009

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta NAACP has accused its former executive director and her assistant of stealing more than $275,000 over six years.

In a police report obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the organization accuses Judith Withers-Hanson and Saundra Douglass of applying for company credit cards and writing checks for furniture, college tuition and dental work.

Atlanta police are investigating the case. No arrests have been made.

The Atlanta NAACP branch was referring media inquiries into the investigation to the organization's national office in Washington. An e-mail to an NAACP spokesman seeking comment was not immediately answered.

Atlanta Police Department spokesman Officer Eric Schwartz said he was unable to provide a copy of the report to The Associated Press on Tuesday night. Attempts to reach Withers-Hanson and Douglass by telephone were unsuccessful.

Written by Associated Press

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