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Head Of Bronx Charity Indicted For Allegedly Stealing From Own Organization

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The longtime head of a Bronx charity has been indicted on charges she stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from her own organization.

Yolanda Gonzalez, 46, is accused of embezzling from Nos Quedamos over roughly four years.

Prosecutors say she took nearly $900,000 and used it to pay her personal bills and even buy a new car.

Gonzalez became the nonprofit's executive director in 2005 after the death of her mother, Yolanda Garcia, who founded the organization.

Gonzalez was suspended from Nos Quedamos in early 2011 when its board uncovered the fraud.

She faces up to 15 years in prison.

Also under arrest is Joseph Ingenito, Nos Quedamos' former chief financial officer.

The organization, which is partly funded by taxpayer dollars, has vowed to continue its work.

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