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December 11, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Mill Creek couple accused of children’s donation scam

A Mill Creek couple are accused of taking money intended as donations for children’s charitable organizations.

The state Attorney General filed a restraining order and a complaint today in King County Superior Court, accusing Michael and Amy Gannon of violating the state Consumer Protection Act.

The complaint alleges that the Gannons used numerous deceptive practices to entice consumers to donate to charities such as Knowledge 4 Kids or Kures 4 Kids, which they operated. The complaint says the Gannons set up tables outside stores and gave donors the impression that donations would help children but in reality the Gannons applied only a small percentage of donations to charitable purposes. The rest went into the Gannons’ pockets and to other expenses such as paying employees to staff the tables outside stores, according to court documents.

In a news release, Attorney General Bob Ferguson said it is the third time the Gannons have been involved in deceptive business practices. Since donations usually increase during the holidays, filing the restraining order quickly was imperative, according to Ferguson’s office.

Efforts to reach the Gannons this morning were unsuccessful.

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