Thursday, June 30, 2005
Diamond rings and Mexico on our dimes.
From Who TV web site...
Non-Profit Director Charged With Theft
, June 28th, 2005- The executive director of a non-profit group is charged with misspending more than $400 thousand dollars from the group. That group provides child-care services in the Spirit Lake and Okoboji school districts. Spirit Lake
40-year-old Margaret Waltz is charged with ongoing criminal conduct and first-degree theft. An investigation by the state auditor found more than $246 thousand dollars was improperly paid to Waltz and her personal credit cards. It also found Waltz spent $146 thousand dollars on things like vacations to
Mexicoand the Virgin Islands, a truck, and even a diamond ring.
There really isn't too much to say. Oh, except, one thing. Don't you think if she is guilty she should pay back the money (i.e. provide complete restitution to the state and families) before she is given back her right to vote for political candidates who have direct influence over Iowa’s Department of Human Services (the agency that granted her all of the tax dollars she stole)?
Unfortunate as any crime is the theft from any charity is even more reprehensible. The direct loss of funds is only part of the over all loss it is also the loss of integrity that all non-profits suffer when the public trust is broken. They need to throw the book at her or any person who steals from charities.
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