(Mobile, Ala.) - South Alabama Cares’ finances are under investigation, the agency’s Board of Directors announced Thursday.
The Mobile-based nonprofit agency serves 600-700 people with HIV and AIDS across 13 counties. The Board of Directors told Local 15 they’ve started looking into “financial irregularities” that recently came to their attention.
“Potentially, it could be very disappointing,” Board President Dr. Kevin Green told Local 15.
Green said it’s still unknown who within the agency may be to blame and how much money was mishandled over how long of a time.
“At this point, we can’t specify it’s a certain person, a certain action, a certain group of actions,” Green said.
Local 15 tried to contact agency director Tyloria Crenshaw, but she could not be reached for comment.
The Board of Directors is working with an outside consultant on how to handle the situation, and has a CPA outside the agency auditing the financial books.
South Alabama Cares relies on state and federal funding through United Way and AIDS Alabama.
The agency is expected to continue services for HIV/AIDS patients throughout the investigation.
“The investigation is too preliminary at this time to make any further comment,” Green said.