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Resource ID: #22519
Subject: Charities
Source: CBS-2 - Chicago
Date: 11/28/05; 11/29/05; 12/19/05



The authors investigated a car donation scam, with over $2 million dollars worth of vehicles that had been donated not going to their intended charities. This was the tip of other fraudulent activities by middlemen, hired by the charities to manage donations. Charities were not carrying out background checks on the middlemen, and some of these people abusing the system were already convicted criminals.

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