Lately there seem to be a lot of stories of charity bosses,or accountants, being caught fiddling the books. I’ve just read about some old crook in charge of the finances of a hospice who’d helped himself to £100k plus over several years.
How much money must these charities have washing about that nobody notices huge amounts of money being misappropriated? How naive must the trustees be to not notice these thefts?
Perhaps the fact that so many charities are now nothing more than businesses has something to do with it? The days of a dedicated group working for the benefit of others have been replaced,at the top,by Corporate types who run charities for the benefit of themselves and their cohorts.I wonder how many ex-bankers and financial “experts” are involved in the charities where malfeasance is routinely overlooked..probably because they’re involved in worse themselves.
Too many people seem to do very well out of charities,by legal means or not. I don’t trust charities and am very select in any donation that I make. Everyone should be fer more suspicious before handing their money over,in too many cases the money is just lining some crook’s pockets.
Nominated by Dick Fiddler