Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Good Night, Sweet Sarah Brown!

Luck be a lady tonight!

"Jean Simmons, leading lady in British, US films

No one was more decorous than strait-laced Sergeant Sarah Brown of the Save a Soul Mission, bedeviled by Marlon Brando’s Sky Masterson in “Guys and Dolls’’ (1955).

Here is something Sky Masterson would never have done

"Fake $25K check dupes Salvation Army" by Associated Press | January 7, 2010

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Salvation Army thought it had received a grand gift ahead of Christmas - a $25,000 check. But the donation turned out to be an expensive hoax that may force the charity to cut back on winter assistance for the needy.

Investigators said yesterday that more than a dozen Charleston-area charities received fake checks before Christmas purporting to be gifts from a genuine local company.

That's EVIL!!!!

None of the other charities cashed theirs, but the Salvation Army deposited its check. It went ahead and spent some of the money on food and toys for about 100 families, counting on the check to clear.

If I wasn't crying I'd be angry!

The bank called two days before Christmas to say the check had bounced, and the agency was left with less money than planned to help the needy this cold January....

It's the SALVATION ARMY, not some looting bank, dammit!!!

The check and accompanying letter appeared to come from Force Protection Inc., an armored vehicle manufacturer in Ladson. The letter said the company had enjoyed success and wanted to share with local charities. Other charities called the company about the unsolicited donations and Force Protection sent out a memo Dec. 17 - the same day the Salvation Army deposited their check - saying it had been the victim of a holiday scam.

Who benefits from this scam? I don't get it.

Officers were investigating, but there had been no arrests in the case as of yesterday, said Major John Clark of the Charleston County Sheriff’s Department. Tommy Pruitt, a Force Protection spokesman, said the checks were written on a company bank account that had been closed months ago and did not speculate on who may be responsible.