YMCA director in fraud probe takes leave of absence

The executive director of the Yonkers YMCA has taken a paid leave of absence as he is being investigated for possible misdealings.

Greg du Sablon has been accused of defrauding the organization. Investigators from the Westchester County District Attorney's Office spent several hours searching his office Thursday night.

The YMCA's board agreed to du Sablon's leave pending the outcome of the investigation. The board has hired attorney Jeffrey Buss as special counsel in the matter and have also named him board spokesman.

According to Buss, the board contacted the national office to discuss the possibility of a temporary administrator.

The fraud probe is looking into questionable purchases allegedly made by du Sablon in 2004. Former board member Sam Riti's name is on the checks used in the purchases, but Riti claims he never signed off on them and believes a rubber stamp with his signature may have been used without his consent.

Du Sablon is also being investigated for improvements made to his house several years ago. He has been accused of taking materials from the YMCA and having personnel provide the labor.

The board has removed all rubber signature stamps and credits cards previously being used and has implemented tighter spending restrictions due to the probe.

Yonkers YMCA faces probe over spending allegations

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