News Otakon Asks for Info on Suspected Fraud by Ex-Staffer (Updated)
posted on 2008-08-22 13:46 EDT by Egan Loo
Otakorp, the non-profit organization that runs the Otakon convention in Maryland, reports that a former staffer named Geoff Beebe had been selling fraudulent convention memberships at a discount. While Beebe allegedly claimed to have permission from Otakorp's board of directors to do so, the organization states that he received no such permission and was committing fraud on both Otakorp and his buyers. Otakorp is asking the general public for information on this matter through its webform or other means of contact.
Update: Otakorp has told ANN that "Beebe signed a statement confessing to selling the memberships with the intent to keep the proceeds. We made this announcement because we feel that we may not actually know the full extent of the memberships he sold or if perhaps this was an ongoing situation that we only discovered recently. We are hoping that any new information we receive will help us to prevent something like this again in the future."
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