Charity "Scam" Uncovered

Number 28140
Subject scams
Source WCPO-TV (Cincinnati)
Year 2018
Publication Date November - December 2018
Summary A tip leads Investigative Reporter Hillary Lake to discover the Ohio State Auditor’s office had shut down a charity that funded a “Shop with a Cop” program, but one man was using the charity’s name to continue to collect money. The investigation reveals more than $150,000 was stolen from thousands of victims over several years. Prosecutors were able to shut down the operation after they arrested the man who was collecting money, and say more arrests are likely.
Category Contest Entry
Keywords WCPO-TV, Ohio, Shop with a Cop, Ohio State Auditor, scam, money, charity
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