Former biz improvement director bilked thousands from organization

The former director of the North Flatbush Business Improvement District is accused of taking $85,000 from the group that promotes small businesses, using the money to buy tickets to a Beyonce concert, chocolates and airline tickets.


Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson said Sharon Davidson, 63, was also collecting unemployment benefits while working for the North Flatbush BID.


An investigation by the DA’s office and Department of Investigation found the executive director made withdrawals from the group’s bank accounts between early 2010 and late 2013. Some of the purchases included $400 on manicures, $600 at Weight Watchers and $3,000 at Fresh Direct.


Davidson was arraigned on numerous charges of grand larceny, criminal possession of a forged instrument, scheme to defraud and offering a false instrument for filing. She was released on her own recognizance and is due back in court in May.

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