Wednesday, October 2, 2013

NAMI Executive Jailed for Felony Fraud

Posted By on Wed, Oct 2, 2013 at 10:06 AM

Carla Young, 51, pleaded guilty to fraudulent possession of a financial transaction card.

A woman who served as executive administrator of the Wood River Valley Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Health and office manager for the Boise Chapter of NAMI has been sentenced to 120 days behind bars for using a credit card to defraud funds starting in 2010. Prosecutors said the woman used the credit card to obtain more than $10,000 worth of goods and services.

51-year-old Carla Young was also placed on five years of probation and ordered to participate in a four-week behavior modification program at the Ada County Jail. Once she completes the program, Young may petition the court to serve the balance of her jail sentence in Blaine County.

Court records indicate that Young had a prior felony conviction in 1995 when she pleaded guilty to grand theft.

This morning's Idaho Mountain Express reports that Young was hired as the Wood River chapter of NAMI's executive administrator in November 2012 and had retained her position since her arrest and guilty plea.

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