Corporation management reported concerns that an AmeriCorps grantee may have mismanaged program funds. CNCS-OIG found that the Executive Director of the Tennessee based non-profit agency misused agency funds for personal use with the knowledge of some board members. This matter was referred to the local state law enforcement agency and local prosecutor. There was no evidence that CNCS funds were misused or stolen.
The investigation also determined that the Executive Director knowingly directed two AmeriCorps members to falsify Certifications of Completion and Final Inspection documents, which were fraudulently used to secure the release of construction funds from a Federal Home Loan Bank, prior to the completion of the project(s). This information was provided to the Federal Housing Finance Agency – OIG.
-Case ID: 2015-003