November 10, 2012
In 2011 a board member for this charity made multiple cash withdraws over a 1 year period and no one noticed. She withdrew almost 60K total. She was arrested for alleged embezzlement but ultimately a grand jury did not pursue her because the charity had no reimbursement policy. (She claimed that her cash withdraws had been for reimbursements) When I emailed the charity and asked if they put in safeguards such as requiring receipts and checks written for reimbursements...their answer was the following: as a 501 c(3) organization, the Foundation does not fall under open records provisions and is not responsible for answering questions and concerns from the public, under federal law. The Foundation conforms to provisions of law including the public availability of its IRS return.
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