NY pastor stole more than $631,000 from HIV/AIDS charity

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Rev Reginald Williams, a pastor out of Bronx, New York took money meant to help HIV-positive drug addicts and used it to jet off to the Caribbean and lavish himself with gifts, prosecutors said Wednesday.

According to a story published in the New York Times in his role as president and CEO of Addicts Rehabilitation Center Fund and the Addicts Rehabilitation Center Foundation, Williams, 67, scammed the nonprofits out of more than $631,000.

The pastor and two others Bennie Hadnott and Naomi Barrera, were arraigned on grand larceny charges in Manhattan Supreme Court on Wednesday. Barrera was also charged with filing false paperwork with the New York City Human Resources Administration.