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Long Island Home Depot Worker Accused in Religious Charity Scam

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    Authorities say a Queens man is accused of using his job and a religious charity he set up to steal more than $100,000.

    Alfred Williams pleaded not guilty to charges of grand larceny and identity theft at his arraignment Thursday.

    His attorney says Williams, who worked at Home Depot on Long Island is looking forward to his day in court.

    Newsday says Williams faces 15 years in prison if convicted.

    Nassau County prosecutors say Williams ran the charity Faith Without Walls International Ministries from his Queens home.

    They say he falsely reported to his employer's gift-matching program that more than 40 employees had donated to his charity. Prosecutors say the program sent matching funds to the charity, which Williams allegedly pocketed.

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