Bingo! 500G Missing in Charity Game

Ex manager says she was ordered to skim money from town bingo
By Heather McPherson,  Newser User
Posted Aug 10, 2007 1:23 PM CDT
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(Newser) – As much as half a million dollars is missing from Long Island town bingo game operated three times a week by a charity for the disabled, Newsday reports. An investigation was launched after two charity workers accused each other of skimming $10,000 from the games. That's when investigators discovered the missing funds and "the flags went off," said an official.

A manager who quit and was accused of stealing money told authorities that charity officials ordered her to skim profits from the games run by volunteers she controlled. Several volunteers have been dismissed and bingo revenues have "rebounded," according to an official of the charity, which still runs the game.