This charity Lake Conroe Forest Civic Association no long exists as of Jan. 01, 2013. It was renamed Project Watchdog (also called Project Watch Dog) and closed down by the Montgomery County, Texas Sheriff department (Deputy Lennon) and Conroe, Texas Parole Officer (Mel Wood) and Parole Supervisor (Mrs. Burkes) on Aug. 18, 2010.
This charity LCFCA is not to be confused with LCF Owners Association (not related to this case). Do not trust anyone who associated with Project Watchdog, as although it IS a legal 501c3 Non Profit in the State of Texas-- PWD WAS SHUT DOWN BY THE SHERIFF and PAROLE SUPERVISORS of Montgomery County, Texas (being a SCAM) Aug. 18, 2010.
Anyone remaining "anonymous" in the community (LCFOA included, in my opinion) should NOT remain MASKED because of this SCAM - which involved the community and POA board giving LCFCA>PWD use of the community center building, and/or money through "fundraisers" for 18 months. That continued 2 months later, when another “fundraiser” was found by this person (TEXAS REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER) online.
Anyone currently calling themselves LCFCA knowing these facts, would be MISLEADING the community in to allowing them to think this “new group” is the same (legitimate) 501c3 Non Profit established 30+ years ago. IT IS NOT!!
In my opinion, NO ONE should remain "anonymous" following this SCAM. This should send "RED FLAGS" to the community and officials alike. That includes the current LCFOA board (in my opinion). No one in any public charity should WANT to remain "masked" or "anonymous" at a website. And isn't it ILLEGAL for anyone to do so? (In my opinion, I feel this includes forcing you to establish a profile, just to "read" CHARITY online websites.)
Following a SCAM such as this, that continued for 18 months, then another event was found in Oct. 2010, this community needs to inspect WHO IS ON THEIR BOARD. Who allowed this former group to continue to take money as a “non profit” during their “fundraisers”? Who authorized the LCF building to them? And the Sheriff and IRS wants to know HOW MUCH money they took? I feel NO ONE in this community should want to remain "masked" especially after the PWD SCAM.
THE SHERIFF AND PAROLE HAVE ORDERED ALL MONEY TAKEN IN TO BE RETURNED. HAS ANYONE RECEIVED A DIME FOLLOWING THEIR DONATIONS? HOW MUCH MONEY WAS TAKEN IN, BY CASH?
Please be careful who you donate your money to. Even if they have non profit credentials. Know your charity before you donate your hard earned CASH.
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