Florida is number one -- when it comes to charity scams. A new charity-reform bill, introduced by Sen. Jeff Brandes, hopes to crack down on the con.
"A charity reform bill is awaiting the governor's signature – and legislators backing it say it'll protect you from scams. 10 News reporter Sarah Hagen spoke with State Senator Jeff Brandes, who drafted the bill, about what this means for citizens and charities in our communities. Senator Brandes said, 'The most important thing is for charities to understand where they are giving to.' Nearly one year ago, a $300 million gambling ring operation allegedly acting as a veterans charity was busted. Florida's lieutenant governor resigned and dozens of people were charged with crimes." -- WTSP.com