A Windsor woman stole more than $200,000 in donations from the North End community group she ran, and spent the money at state casinos and taking car of personal credit card balances, the state attorney general has said, according to a Hartford Courant report.
Karen O. Lewis, the Courant reports, has not had criminal charges filed against yet, but a lawsuit filed by Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen and Connecticut Consumer Protection Commissioner William M. Rubenstein wants the money repaid.
Lewis, a recipient of multiple awards in recognition of her community work in Hartford, was the executive director of SAND, the South Arsenal Neighborhood Development Corporation for nearly a decade, until the organization's initial folding in 2009, according to the Courant.
According to nonprofitfacts.com, SAND provided a number of social services to the North End community, including job training and housing aid for the elderly.
To read the Courant's full report, visit http://touch.courant.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-77445654/