Grisly Crowdfunding Campaign A Fake

Charity crowdfunding appeals tug at your heart.

But the problem is that there is no one that vets these appeals.

The most grisly fake  in recent memory emanated out of Chicago for Baby Xander, allegedly born prematurely and in a natal intensive care unit.


However, it turns out that the child was actually (warning: not for the squeamish) cut out of its mother’s womb by a woman and her daughter after they strangled the mother to death.

The pair, with the daughter faking a pregnancy, lured the mother to their home with a promise of free baby clothes.

They have been indicted and the baby has irrevocable brain damage.

More is needed to be done to make sure that the #crowdfunding appeals are legitimate.


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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