RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A for-profit company operating in Virginia has been shut down after falsely claiming to be a charity that sent care packages to U.S. service members overseas.
In a statement Wednesday, Attorney General Mark Herring’s office identified the company as Hearts 2 Heroes of Bunker Hill, West Virginia. It did business as Active Duty Support Services and sold care packages door-to-door.READ MORE: Poll: Nearly 1 In 10 Marylanders Spurn COVID-19 Vaccine
The state filed suit against the company alleging that staff skimmed donations for themselves. The AG’s office says the care packages went undelivered or to stateside military bases.READ MORE: Ravens Designate DE Derek Wolfe For Return
Herring’s office said the company closed as part of a legal settlement. The state hopes to recover $287,000 in restitution, mostly for Virginia residents who bought care packages. But some money would also go to residents in Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 In Maryland: Cases Jump To 731, State Reports More Than 21K New Booster Shots
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