- Associated Press - Thursday, February 6, 2014

EAST ORANGE, N.J. (AP) - Prosecutors in northern New Jersey say the former executive director of a nonprofit has been charged with embezzling funds.

The Essex County prosecutor’s office announced Thursday that 64-year-old Lancie Marchan was arrested Thursday at her home in North Brunswick.

Marchan is the former executive director of East Orange Revitalization and Development Corporation (EORDC), which worked with a private corporation on the construction of the Princeton Estates Phase II Project, a low-income housing development in East Orange.

Prosecutors allege that Marchan conspired with her twin brothers to steal more than $382,600 over a 5-year period until 2010.

Assistant Prosecutor Robert Grady says Marchan allegedly used the money for personal expenses including trips, hotel stays, visits to casinos and various gifts.

It was not immediately known if she has retained an attorney.

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