Friday, May 05, 2006

Whip Me, Beat Me, Make Me Write Bad Checks...


Never in a million years did I imagine that I'd be able to use that as a title. Thank you Abraham Alexander!

On Tuesday, the account executive from the Manhattan Cardiovascular Research Foundation was convicted of embezzlement and sentenced to 2 to 6 years imprisonment.

He stole almost a quarter of a million dollars of charitable donations to pay a dominatrix to spank him with the BIG hairbrush.

With all the scammers and shammers disguising themselves as charitable organizations, or employees of legit associations raiding the till, who can you trust any more?

I think from now on, I'm going to try to just donate locally. At least then I'll know where my money is going.

I hope.

15 comments:

34quinn said...

I like to try to "donate" where and when I can. But for reasons like this that you have posted, I often do not donate money. I donate "goods and/services" To me they are just as vauable and they are that much more likely to make it to those that truly are in need.
Not to mention for myself when I go that extra step and "do something" not just reach in my pocket and pull out some cash...I find I get more personal satisfaction from it.
Have a good day, pop by my site anytime.

jennster said...

i love the title~ LOL.. too funny.
yes, donating locally is a good idea.. in theory. lol

clew said...

Something similar happened here a while back - it was either the local American Cancer Society or the Heart Association.

It turns your stomach because it just sours everyone to helping in the future, and the innocent beneficiaries pay the price for selfishness and greed of those they turn to for help.

Brenda said...

Ha! Glad they caught him! I've been donating locally for awhile now, I don't even trust the Red Cross after I found out how much of the donations going there are used for administration costs.

My sis took a pic of her hubby beside a man in Las Vegas who had a sign that said, "Why lie? I need beer."

Nikki said...

HA! I CAN'T BELIEVE IT! Some people just kill me. (or would at least like to)

I keep my donations local. The salvation army infront of walmart at christmas time, girl scout cookies, good will, you know, all the normal stuff.

I never realised I was screwing (excuse the pun) some guy out of getting his jollies. Bad me.

Wally Banners said...

lmao good one.

happykat said...

Time...

...there's is nothing greater you can give

Time is the most scarce and valuable resource.

carmachu said...

only a 1/4 million? Sheesh such a lazy bugger. Here in NY, in today's paper, a priest embellzelled $2 million for himself and his male "friend" with houses, cars and vacations....

Sheesh, such low ambition there, only 1/4 million.....


I give money, but I'm VERY careful about who and where. If the amount per dollar isnt around 95%+ I dont bother....

Rhonda said...

It's sad when you can't trust a charity, but I don't. I'm much more comfortable donating goods and services than putting a check in the mail.

Kathy said...

You do find all of the interesting ones ATM. I think that's a good idea, donating close to home, or to orgs where you can see your money, time or "goods" going to. I think those who embezzle from groups which take donations are really sick. It takes a special kind of sicko to take from those who need it most.

Mia said...

I agree, goods and services are the way to go although I try to donate to one charity a month. I have a file folder full of em'. Once you donate to one I guess you get put on a "good person list" or something that gets spread across the globe. You would crack up if you saw some of the "charities" that have written me to get on board the giving train. Oh, speaking of trains I just got one from the Smile Train. It says that 100% of all donations go directly toward the cleft lip surgeries for children, overhead costs being covered by grants. This is appealing! Candice Bergen says they are great. Candice Bergen wouldn't lie! ;o) They are next on my list.

Fat Pants said...

I read some of your posts and you always have intersting stories to tell. Remind me to come here often.

shirley said...

At least he won't have to pay to have his butt beaten in prison. Everybody wins!

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