Jewish charity fires CFO over 'improprieties'

CFO of Jewish non-profit organization, previously convicted of grand larceny, fired over allegations of 'financial improprieties'.

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JTA - Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Boston has fired its chief financial officer for alleged financial improprieties, the Boston Globe reported.

The CFO, identified by the Globe as Francis X. Rivers, 60, had worked for Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Boston for two years.

The nonprofit organization has hired an outside company to investigate the allegations, the newspaper reported Monday, citing a letter sent to donors earlier this month. The organization, which receives some funding from Boston’s Combined Jewish Philanthropies, has not said how much money is missing.

In 2001, Rivers reportedly pleaded guilty in New York to grand larceny charges for stealing $334,910 from the Mountain Lakes Regional Emergency Medical Services Council. He used a different last name, Beaudet, at that time, the Globe reported and a check of Rivers before he was hired failed to discover the incident.

The agency, which sets up Jewish and non-Jewish children with adult mentors, has an annual budget of about $2.2 million.