- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 17, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The former executive director of a Portland nonprofit organization is facing charges for allegedly embezzling $144,000 from the group.

The Oregonian reports (http://goo.gl/InzOZt ) that 59-year-old Herman Cordell Bryant was indicted Feb. 1 on theft and other charges related to stolen funds from the Miracles Club, which helps recovering drug addicts and alcoholics.

The Multnomah County Circuit Court indictment alleges Bryant used the organization’s money for personal purchases in 2013 and 2014. Bryant is also accused of identity theft for allegedly using the identity of Michael Booker, who has been appointed as the Miracles Club’s interim executive director.

The allegations against Bryant come after the club’s former program director, Dionne Preston, was sentenced to more than years in prison in August 2015 for a convenience store assault.

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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com

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