Cleveland Mental Illness Center Shuttered

CLEVELAND (AP) - A Cleveland drop-in center for the mentally ill has been closed temporarily while officials investigate what happened to $240,000 in public funds.

Home for TLC is privately run and visited by about 50 clients per month. Cuyahoga County's mental health board says the facility has produced receipts for only about $8,000 of its spending dating to 2004.

Board Chairman William Denihan says if the money questions aren't resolved by Sept. 16, law enforcement will be called in.

Among other issues, officials are questioning purchases of furniture and televisions and the payment of $900 to the center's director for conference expenses that they say were covered by another organization.

Home for TLC Director Clemente Powell denies any misuse of funds.