BOSTON (AP) -- The former head of a city-funded nonprofit in Boston has pleaded not guilty to charges that he embezzled nearly $20,000 from the agency.
Carlos Schillaci, who now lives in Easthampton, was arraigned Wednesday on charges including two counts of larceny over $250.
Prosecutors say Schillaci was the Main Streets agency’s executive director for over two years, before he was suspended in July 2011 as an investigation into financial irregularities began.
They say he stole $19,490 through unauthorized use of the organization’s debit card and unauthorized check deposits. They say he used the money for personal items and services.
The Boston Globe reports (http://b.globe.com/V9DRzE ) the city paid $30,500 toward the Main Streets executive director’s salary in 2010 and also provided technical assistance and training.