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Three Men Charged With Embezzling $1.25M from Philly Welfare Program

Skimmed state and federal grant money to fund their “lavish lifestyles."

Three men have been accused of embezzling roughly $1.25 million in grants from a Philadelphia “welfare-to-work” program, CBC Philly reports.

The targeted nonprofit program, the National Comprehensive Center for Fathers (NCCF), was designed to help men “improve their lives for the benefit of their children,” the report explains.

In short, the program is intended to help father's find employment.

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The three men who headed the program allegedly skimmed state and federal grant money to fund their “lavish lifestyles,” authorities claim.

“Lavish trips to Africa, Las Vegas, and Atlantic City, limousine rides, jewelry, dry cleaning, flowers, political contributions, down payments on townhouses, and buying cars for yourself should never be paid for by taxpayers’ dollars,” said Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane Wednesday:

The three men charged with fraud are 45-year-old Bryon Noon, former director of the city’s Department of Public Welfare’s now-disbanded Bureau of Employment and Training division; 61-year-old Lawrence Yancey, former CEO of the NCCF; and 62-year-old Anthony McNeil, CFO of that organization, CBS Philly reports.

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