double dipping into charities
Dana Costin, aka ROLDA tried to double dip into the HSUS Spay Day Photo Contest funds in 2011. She listed herself as 2 different charities in Galati, Romania Strays Rescue and Romanian League in Defense of Animals.
The HSUS was informed of this and after verification that this is exactly what Dana Costin had done, thankfully Dana was stopped from ripping off other charities whos share of the donations would have been much smaller. HSUS has a “General Fund” allowing donations to be sent in and split evenly amongst the approved charities participating in HSUS Spay Day Photo Contest. Quote from Vicky Stevens of HSUS: “Half of the money in the General Fund was disbursed to HSUS/HSI for our spay/neuter programs in the U.S. and abroad, and the other half was split among all eligible organizations for their spay/neuter programs.” A double entry by any charity would mean that this charity would be double dipping into the General Fund, thus getting more than their fair share of donations, and depriving other charities from receiving more funds.