Today, we would like to share an update with you from our corporate office located in Liberty Township, just north of Youngstown Ohio.
VETERAN STEALS FROM OTHER VETERANS BY WRITING COUNTERFEIT CHECKS
The last couple of weeks have been difficult regarding our Direct Aid Program which provides financial assistance to veterans in need with a variety of situations including shelter, rent, utilities and so on. A veteran that we helped got our bank account information and has been writing fraudulent checks – many of them. We have worked with the police, our bank, and he has continued. It is out of our hands, and is in the hands of law enforcement.
However, the damage is already done. We had to halt our services for two weeks to de escalate the problem.
We do want to stress that we know this man does not represent who a veteran is, he is a criminal and causing harm to all the veterans that needed our emergency help over the last two weeks. He has hurt many, and undoubtedly will continue on his wayward path until he is incarcerated.
This one man will not cause us to waiver in our mission to HONOR and SERVE Veterans. Effective February 8, 2021, the Direct Aid Program is back in operation with more protocols in place to prevent a repeat incident.
As always, thank you for your support.