According to court documents, the two directors made hundreds of personal purchases using the now-defunct nonprofit DC Trust’s funds.
Two men, who once served as directors at a now-defunct D.C. nonprofit, have pleaded guilty to stealing at least $155,000 combined from their organization’s local children’s scholarship fund.
Former Executive Director Edward Davies and the former Director of Operations and Finance Earl Hamilton, who worked at the nonprofit organization formerly known as The DC Trust, each pleaded guilty Wednesday to one felony charge for stealing the nonprofit’s funds.
According to the plea documents, from at least November 2015 to February 2016, Davies and Hamilton perpetrated a scheme that involved using DC Trust credit cards and a check card to make hundreds of personal purchases.
Instead of money going towards providing children with scholarships, the two spent funds on their own meals, car repairs, and personal travel for family and friends, according to plea documents; funds that the D.C. government and …