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SBGA said today on Facebook that they see no way to continue the Con as Erica still has control of the funds so there is no way to pay for anything to continue the Con. Sooooo ... now the question is how do we all get refunds. I appreciate Derek Stoelting you trying to save this event ... but it appears to be a done deal for not happening now.
Erica, if you are still around get in touch with me. I sent you a message on Facebook and sent a friend request. Let's turn this around and make it happen.
Someone get the SBGA in touch with me ASAP. I have thoughts on helping the situation.
I was a board member of SBGA until I reported Erica Warren to the police. I reported Erica Warren to the police because of this message from her:
It’s with a heavy heart that I write this to you all and I know facebook is more then likely the worst way to let you all know. I have done the worst thing I have ever done in my life and I have done it to some of my best friends. You all trusted me and I shattered that trust into a million unfixable pieces.
I have embezzled $1,300.00 of the SBGA’s funds.
There is no excuse for what I have done. I kept telling my self I would pay it back but it has snowballed into a lie that is killing me. I have kept financial information from Noah to buy myself time to try to fix this. I have also kept personal financial information from my husband (Justin) to hide what I had done.
I am in the process of getting the money I have taken back to the SBGA. I have a 401K that I can take a loan from and have wheels in motion to do so.
I am stepping down as president (clearly) and will transfer all funds and the DBA to whomever The Board deems fit. I will also transfer all e-mail logins and e-mails I have regarding the convention to Molly. I will be available to answer any questions regarding the convention.
For those who wish to know what the money was used for it was used to pay medical bills. It’s not a valid reason…there is no valid reason for what I have done.
Erica Lee Warren
I've also sent them a message asking for updates.
Any updates for the con?
Is there a way I can purchase additional badges into the con for friends without having to upgrade to the $175 level?
I would love it if I could make it up to the con, but my spring break is in March, not April. D: Good luck on meeting your goal!!!
Though I don't have a chance in hell of making it up there for the con I am more than happy to put forth five dollars of support. Hope you get the rest soon along with a few stretch goals.