August 21, 2014

Medina
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Warning issued for fake charity worker

MEDINA — The Medina County Battered Women’s Shelter is warning residents that a woman going door-to-door asking for donations to benefit the organization is not associated with the nonprofit.

Medina Police also have received several complaints about the woman, according to a news release from the shelter.

“Falsified solicitations such as these are not only harmful to the victims of the deceit, but also to the organizations they defraud,” said Rebecca Hewit, spokesperson for the Battered Women’s Shelter.

The nonprofit does not solicit donations door-to-door.

Donations toward the agency are used for emergency shelter, court advocacy, support groups, community education and crisis intervention for victims of domestic violence.

Supporters can attend the shelter’s annual Medina fundraiser, sponsor an event, become a volunteer or make secure donations online at www.scmcbws.org.