Alopecia Foundation says convicted fraudster failed to deliver proceeds from expo

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The same woman accused of scamming multiple Manitoba brides and wedding vendors earlier this month has now allegedly defrauded the Canadian Alopecia Areata Foundation.

Arvilene Rodriguez approached the Winnipeg chapter of the charity in September 2016 and offered to raise money for them through an expo in May. Two months after the Family Expo and Kids Fair was held, the foundation has yet to receive any money.

Jared Nicholls, a board member with the foundation, said the organization is considering taking legal action against Rodriguez or going to police if no cash is received by the end of the summer.

See: Manitoba brides and vendors say convicted fraudster owes them thousands

At the time they were approached, the foundation did not know Rodriguez had been convicted of fraud. Rodriguez was convicted of credit card fraud in 2009 and fraud over $5,000.

Rodriguez made headlines earlier this month when several Manitoba brides and wedding vendors alleged that she faked invoices and failed to pay bills, costing brides-to-be thousands of dollars.

Read more at CBC News

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.