Man arrested for alleged Hurricane Katrina scam
Original post made on Sep 15, 2007
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on Sep 15, 2007 at 12:14 am
This gentleman should be sent to New Orleans to work in clean up crews, for $5 an hour, until he generates 10 times the amount that he defrauded the Red Cross.
He would receive not one penny of that money, and instead be housed in the local jail, until he earns his way out.
on Sep 16, 2007 at 5:25 am
I think the RED CROSS employee who created that form should be fired as well.
on Sep 16, 2007 at 12:03 pm
Oh please, no one "makes up" a form for this sort of thing. It was a standardized national policy for the entire organization, coast to coast. Remember that absolutely legitimate clients lost everything when they evacuated-- no ID, no nothing. How were they supposed to be identified? Shame on the scammers, not on the Red Cross. Better to help a few fraudulent people than not provide any assistance to those who really needed it.