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US Captures Fugitive Accused of $100 Million Charity Scam

Posted May 1st, 2012 at 9:10 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. federal marshals have captured a fugitive accused of running a scam that raised $100 million dollars from people who thought they were donating to help U.S. Navy veterans. Authorities identify the suspect as “Bobby Thompson,” which they say is one of many aliases he used. Federal agents captured him Monday in Portland, Oregon, charging […]

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Girl’s Birthday Wish Granted After Death: Thousaands Raised for Clean Water

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 7:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Rachel Beckwith’s wish for her 9th birthday was to raise $300 for a charity that funds clean water projects in developing countries. One month later, after her death in a car accident, that wish has been granted more than 1,500 times over. Donations to the young girl’s Internet fundraising page totaled more than $450,000 by […]

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