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‘I don’t know why they targeted us’: Animal welfare nonprofit hit with nearly $60,000 in check fraud
GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — Planned PEThood, a non-profit that helps provide low-cost spay, neutering, vaccines, and wellness care for dogs and cats, was the recent target of a $59,000 check fraud scheme.
“I don’t know why they targeted us, but I think it’s pretty low for someone to target a non-profit. It was undoubtedly a crime of opportunity, in that they happened to run across this check and we happened to get a large deposit that day.” said Elizabeth Burgner, Planned PEThood co-founder.