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Ex-Nonprofit Director Charged With Fraud

FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. – A former executive director of the Family Life Center, a nonprofit agency in Flagler County, has been arrested on fraud charges, the state attorney's office announced Friday.

Diana Kindt, 44, turned herself in to the Volusia County Branch Jail on Thursday night on a charge of organized scheme to defraud and posted a $10,000 bail, prosecutors said.

"The allegations show that through a systematic series of fraud, forgeries and unauthorized reimbursements and expenses, Diana Kindt victimized an agency that provides essential services to victims of domestic and sexual violence," State Attorney R.J. Larizza said in a news release.

Prosecutors said that by Kindt's fraudulent actions, the Family Life Center lost more than $50,000.

Kindt was the agency's executive director from August 2001 to Sept. 3, 2010.

The organization provides emergency shelter, transitional housing, education, counseling and referral services for victims or survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

"This was an extensive investigation involving a review of a great number of financial documents resulting in the charges," Larizza said. "This is a prime example of the cooperative efforts of law enforcement and the Office of the State Attorney working together towards a common goal."