Bismarck, N.D. - The Attorney General's office issued a Cease and Desist order, banning a fake charity called "Nationwide Soldier Support." A woman from Washington State, Brittany Camacho, operates the charity and a website entitled nationwidesoldiersupport.org. Both are no longer allowed to do business in North Dakota.
The AG's office initiated an investigation into the charity after receiving a complaint that an individual was asking for money to send care packages to soldiers overseas. The AG's office found that neither the individual or Nationwide Soldier Support were registered as charitable organizations or as a professional fundraiser.
According to the Attorney General, Camacho initially cooperated with their investigation, promising to provide information. However she later ignored investigator's follow up phone calls and letters.
Camacho was later served a formal investigative demand for the details of her activities in North Dakota she then called investigators and told them to "prove it." Then an unidentified male interrupted the call and told investigators they would not comply with the demand.
“Running a fake charity and preying on the generosity of North Dakotans is bad enough, but running a fake charity pretending to provide support for our soldiers stationed overseas while only lining their own pockets, is disgraceful,” said Attorney General Stenehjem.