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Police Open Junior League Embezzlement Investigation

Rhode Island State police say they are investigating a possible embezzlement at the Junior League of Rhode Island

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    Police Open Junior League Embezzlement Investigation
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    Rhode Island State police say they are investigating a possible embezzlement at the Junior League of Rhode Island.

    According to NBC 10, the non-profit contacted state police less than two weeks ago when apparently someone noticed the books didn't add up.

    State police will only say the amount of money in question is in the thousands of dollars.

    The investigation is focused on one member of the volunteer organization. There have not been any arrests or charges.

    Members of the Junior League of Rhode Island were summoned to a special meeting Thursday night in Providence as word of the embezzlement investigation got out.

    A state police detective was at the organization's meeting to brief members on what is happening.

    The Junior League is a volunteer non-profit for women. The group's stated mission is to promote volunteerism and developing the potential of women. The organization also makes charitable donations. It's currently focused on providing services for youth who age out of the foster care system.

    The Rhode Island chapter has nearly 200 members. The group's office is just off North Main Street in Providence.

    The Junior League of Rhode Island issued a statement to NBC 10, reading in part, "The funds had been kept in League bank accounts with all appropriate procedures in place, both internally at the League and at the financial institutions...It is important to note that a single person is under investigation, not the Junior League of Rhode Island organization."

    The organization also says its activities and community outreach programs remain in place.

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