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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The executive director of a Minnesota nonprofit could face criminal charges after allegedly using grant money to pay for things like designer jeans and her son’s rent.

State auditors say the money should have gone to the Sierra Young Family Institute to help with teen pregnancy prevention in the African-American community.

Instead, they say $95,000 went to the executive director’s family. And thousands more went to high-end stores, personal loans, the impound lot and cash.

The state Department of Health, the auditors say, should have picked up on the alleged fraud earlier.

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