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The Wall, GoFundMe Veteran May Have Stolen Charity Funds in the Past

Discussion in 'American Politics' started by Hank77, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. Hank77

    Hank77 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    There may be a legitimate explanation for all of this. Just posting for a heads up, buyer beware.

    The veteran who set up the GoFundMe fundraiser for President Trump's border wall allegedly pocketed money meant for wounded veterans in the past, according to a new BuzzFeed News investigation.
    Brian Kolfage, a triple amputee and Purple Heart recipient, reportedly previously spearheaded a crowdfunding campaign that raised thousands of dollars for an effort to mentor veterans at military hospitals.
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    GoFundMe spokesman Bobby Whithorne confirmed to BuzzFeed News that Kolfage in 2015 launched a GoFundMe that raised $16,246 under the premise that the money would go to a veteran mentorship program. Whitorne said the money went directly to Kolfage.

    Kolfage in Facebook posts that have been deleted said that he was working with Walter Reed, Brooke Army Medical Center and Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. Representatives for the centers told BuzzFeed News that they don't have record of Kolfage working with veterans at their facilities.
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    Veteran behind GoFundMe for Trump's wall allegedly pocketed money meant for wounded veterans
     
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  2. Shiloh Raven

    Shiloh Raven I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.

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    Last edited: Jan 11, 2019
  3. cow451

    cow451 Individual-2 Supporter

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  4. 98cwitr

    98cwitr Lord forgive me Staff Member Red Team - Moderator Supporter

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    Wouldnt be surprised. I really dont trust the gofundme stuff in the first place.
     
  5. Rubiks

    Rubiks armchair linguist

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    If I recall correctly the GoFundMe page says it will refund the money if they do get anywhere near their goal.
     
  6. 1000Flames

    1000Flames Gloria Perpetua

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  7. cow451

    cow451 Individual-2 Supporter

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    Oh, yes. Redirect to some nonprofit. Really safe. Nothing to worry about. We’ll take good care of the money, use it for something really huge. You’ll be surprised at the great work this foundation will do. Terrific work going on here, people. Tax deductible. You would be amazed at all the people donating. Famous people. Rich people, too. MAGA
     
  8. Ringo84

    Ringo84 Separation of Church and State expert

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    Con men know how to push the right buttons among the "true believers" to separate fools from their money.
    Ringo
     
  9. KCfromNC

    KCfromNC Regular Member

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    In unrelated news, he's changed it that you should now send your checks to a PO Box instead.
     
  10. cow451

    cow451 Individual-2 Supporter

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    What I am hearing.
     
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