Seattle Real Estate Podcast

#847 - More than $800,000 in Seattle homeless funds intended for Mary’s Place shelter may have been stolen

November 22, 2021 Sean Reynolds
Seattle Real Estate Podcast
#847 - More than $800,000 in Seattle homeless funds intended for Mary’s Place shelter may have been stolen
Show Notes

The city of Seattle mistakenly sent more than $800,000 of funds intended to help homeless people to fraudsters earlier this year, according to emails obtained by The Seattle Times. The city confirmed in a statement that the FBI and U.S. Secret Service are investigating.

Nine payments sent between November 2020 and April 2021, totaling more than $800,000, went to what the city thought was an account owned by family homelessness nonprofit Mary’s Place but wasn’t, emails between the nonprofit and the city indicate. The problem wasn’t caught for months, and officials have not explained how the mistake happened but point to potential scammers.

Join your host Sean Reynolds, owner of Summit Properties NW, and Reynolds & Kline Appraisal as he takes a look at this developing topic.

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/body-of-missing-seattle-deputy-fire-chief-found-in-kittitas-county/

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