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Boys & Girls Clubs of North Alabama fires top officer

HUNTSVILLE (AP) — Cederick Williams, the top officer at the Boys & Girls Clubs of North Alabama, has been fired over allegations that he may have charged up to $10,000 in personal expenses on the organizationís credit cards.

Williams, who has been on paid administrative leave since Aug. 29 during an audit, declined to comment on his firing Wednesday by the organizationís board. Board chairman Greg Crabtree said it was a unanimous decision.

Crabtree told The Huntsville Times for a story Saturday that Williams may have charged up to $10,000 of personal expenses to the organization, but that the investigation found at least $5,000 was misspent.It is not known if charges will be filed.

Williams oversaw the merger earlier this year of the Madison County and Athens clubs.

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