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Settlement reached in cancer charity scam

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Posted at 10:26 AM, Jun 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-20 13:26:50-04

PHOENIX, Ariz. - A settlement of $2.5 million will be divvied up between legitimate cancer centers across the U.S. in connection the cancer charity scam.

This comes after a massive lawsuit was brought against fake cancer charities like Cancer Fund of America, The Breast Cancer Society, and others.

The fraudulent charities were run by James Reynolds and his family, who used the donated funds to pay for their living expenses, personal vacations, and other leisure activities.

Reynolds and family are banned for life from operating any more charities.

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich took the opportunity to praise Arizona for being a part of the effort to take the fake charities down and to warn future donors about the dangers of not screening them properly.

"This case is another reminder that all consumers must do their homework before donating to a charity, and never give out their personal information to telemarketers,” he said.

For more information, visit the attorney general's website here.