Over the past 24 hours we’ve received a number of updates on Angela Power-Disney’s Kenya Project charity scam, so we thought we’d collate them into a single post for easier reference.
When we last left our grubby-fingered heroine, she’d come to the sad realisation that her new friend, Karen Johnson, was not in fact ready to donate to the Keep Angie in Fags fund, nor to the Help Hoaxtead Bring an American Bedwetter to London campaign.
Instead, Karen seemed quite intent on discovering the facts about Angie’s donations to a school and orphanage in Kenya, run by a very dedicated man named David Chesoli.
Intrepid Hoaxtead Research commentator JW takes up the tale in this comment on 4 April:
I have received an email from Karen this morning. She has received a breakdown of the amounts received from Angie Power-Disney to the orphanage in Africa.
All figures are given in Euros.
The total amount donated by her to the school / orphanage between November 2011 (when she made her first donation), and today is €8175
Bank charges for the transfers and currency conversion, have not been deducted in the figures above, so the actual amount they received is less than above.
Now Angie claimed to have collected €10,884 up to 1st July 2014, (in her Facebook post of 1st July 2014).
The orphanage / school received a total of €7,030 by that date. So that gives an evidenced shortfall from what Angie stated had been collected as of that date – of €990 plus the questionable expenses of €1,775.
At this point, commentator Fairly Sane noted,
The key thing for me is your last paragraph. It seems funds have gone to Kenya, but not as much as she was claiming by the relevant dates. It seems very odd that she gives in dribs and drabs like that, presumably incurring some sort of charges at one end or the other with each transaction, rather than in a lump sum. Usually, when I have been involved with this sort of thing, people raise a large sum then send it all at once.
To which Inchambers@acourtnearyou replied,
– And you do THAT to minimise the administration costs and aid transparency. Really her actions suggest two things to me – firstly that she was donating under her own name and thus misleading the charity, secondly that she wasn’t forwarding everything she collected. Why else would she obfuscate matters so?
And Spiny Norman pointed out,
She can’t use charges as an excuse, as she herself categorically stated that for the purposes of her Kenya fundraising, she’d been given a free bank account with no charges.
Also, if this money had come from fundraising, it would not have been coming in in perfectly round numbers like that!
Excellent points, all.
This afternoon, JW sent us another update from Karen Johnson:
Karen Johnson emailed me earlier – she has asked that I pass on her thanks to all of the contributors to this blog – she says without your work Angie Power-Disney would have continued scamming without being exposed.
It would seem that Angie HAS NOT made any contribution to the children of the school and orphanage ran by David Chesoli from her €20,000 windfall. Hardly surprising.
Karen has asked me to post this screen shot of a communication that she had from David Chesoli earlier this afternoon. Thank God he did keep records, perhaps Angie did not expect a man in Africa, working mainly from an old broken smart phone with poor internet connectivity, to ever keep accurate records and thus her scam and theft of funds would have gone undetected.
Sadly Sabine, Belinda and Angie are all of the same ilk. The only difference between the three of them is that Angie is not so clever and got caught.
JW has posted a further update:
I have just read through Karen’s Facebook exchanges with Angie.
Angie’s words to Karen in their Facebook message exchange rings in my ears. In reply to Karen’s comment, “If you have scammed the orphanage, then may I return your biblical words and say ‘May God have mercy upon your soul.’”
Angie has nothing to fear of course as she HAS NO SOUL
For Karen’s own safety and her fear of any retribution from Angie she has given a number of people her Facebook login and password to allow them to archive the contents of her account, which has now been done.
Probably a good security precaution, given that Angela has called at various times for hackers to help her take down her opponents’ Facebook pages and blogs.
Many thanks to JW and Karen Johnson for their persistence and excellent forensic detective work on this angle.
We’ve now heard rumours that following Angela’s Skype call with her new toy-boy Jakie tonight, she’s planning a little getaway. With luck, she’ll have an encounter with some nice police officers before her bags are packed.