Court Wrist Slaps Crowdfunding Fraudster

A Cincinnati court wrist slaps a woman who defrauded the public with her crowdfunding campaign.

Although being convicted of  misdemeanor child endangerment and telecommunications fraud (a felony), the mother of a child who she claimed had terminal cancer and subjected to unnecessary medical treatment bought by a fraudulent GoFundMe campaign, received a sentence of only 5 years probation.

The judge ordered Monika Burkitt to undergo intensive psychotherapy for the next five years and cannot leave the State of Ohio until a comprehensive treatment plan is submitted to the court by January 31, 2018. He also ordered her to repay more than $26,000 to the GoFundMe fundraising site.

About JeffKoeppel

I am a corporate/securities attorney in the Washington, DC area. Prior to joining the firm, I was a Senior Attorney Advisor in the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. I am a member of the Bars of the States of Maryland, New York and the District of Columbia. You can also follow this blog on LinkedIn at:
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