It’s hard not to have read the story about the settlement of a case involving Upper Sandusky resident Melissa Johnson and not think the penalty she’s gotten is little more than a slap on the wrist.
The Ohio Attorney Generals office says Johnson established a private charity called” the Koda bear foundation” to solicit contributions she said would go to provide head-stones for families who had lost young children, particularly still-born babies.
Instead she used those funds to pay for vacations, college tuition and to give members of her family cash.
I’m sorry but the 2 thousand dollar fine, and 8 thousand dollar civil penalty she’s been handed seems like a drop in the bucket to what such a thoughtless crime deserves.
I guess it’s a good thing I’m not in charge but to violate the trust of donors like that is something I find real hard to accept or understand..
that’s the way I see it.