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Ohio AG: Four cancer charities bilked $187 million from donators

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Ohio Attorney General, Mike DeWine, along with law enforcement from all 50 states filed a federal lawsuit against four cancer charities for allegedly bilking over $187 million from donators across the United States.

The complaint says that Cancer Fund of America, Cancer Support Services, Children's Cancer Fund of America and The Breast Cancer Society are scam charities created by James Reynolds Sr. and his extended family.

DeWine announced that two of the four charities- Children's Cancer Fund of America and The Breast Cancer Society- have dissolved under proposed settlements filed on Tuesday.

According to the complaint, the alleged scammers used telemarketing calls, direct mail and websites to act as legitimate charities that provided support to cancer patients.

It is alleged that the majority of donations were spent on cars, trips, cruises, college tuition, jet-ski outings, dating site memberships and sporting event tickets.

Five of the eight suspects have agreed to settlements, according to DeWine.

Litigation will proceed against the two charities- Cancer Fund of America and Cancer Support Services- and James Reynolds Sr. the Ohio Attorney General announced.

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