Fraud Alleged at Red Cross Call Centers

49 people have been indicted in connection with a scheme that took hundreds of thousands of dollars from a Red Cross program to put cash into the hands of Hurricane Katrina victims, according to federal authorities.

Seventeen of the accused worked at the Red Cross claim center in Bakersfield, Calif., which handled calls from storm victims across the country and authorized cash payments to them. The others were the workers’ relatives and friends, prosecutors said last week.

The Red Cross seems to always be in the headlines for miss using donated funds.After reading awhile back about the Red Cross tainted blood scandal and hearing about how many millions of people they infected with Hepatitis and AIDS via tainted blood I have decided to boy cott them. And do some charity work for people with infectious diseases.