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Friday, November 25, 2005

The Knucklehead of the Day award

Today's winner is Michael Ivey. Mr. Ivey was a director of World Children's Inc., a charity that supports orphanages around the world. Instead of doing that, this knucklehead took $250,000 in donations to support himself. He resigned from the board last May and in doing so pretty much admitted what he had done. Using the Sick Mom/Mom's death excuse common among such scoundrels. Last Wednesday Ivey turned himself in to police.

For cheating children and contributors, Michael Ivey of Winter Haven Florida is today's knucklehead of the day.

Open Post- Don Surber, Bright & Early, Basil's Blog

BARTOW - The former director of an international children's charity has been charged with using $250,000 of the group's money for his personal use, authorities said.

Michael Ivey, 44, of Winter Haven, took money from the World's Children Inc. to pay his mortgage and car payments and to purchase liquor, clothing and other personal items, an arrest report said.

He turned himself in Wednesday, said Chip Thullbery of the State Attorney's Office.

Ivey resigned in May citing health problems and difficulties dealing with his mother's death. He told the board he would repay "all funds overpaid" to him in excess of his $55,000 annual salary, the report said.

World's Children operates orphanages and hostels for homeless children in Mexico, Guatemala, Malaysia, Panama, the Philippines and Africa.

Ivey has been charged with one count of grand theft and one count of scheme to defraud, the report said.

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