Healing Place says man is posing as employee, asking for donations


by Renee Murphy


Posted on October 17, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 17 at 6:24 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The Healing Place is looking for the person posing as one of their employees collecting money that isn’t going to their organization.

In the past few weeks a man with a Healing Place shirt and bogus photo ID has been going door to door saying he’s collecting for the charity.

But the organization says that’s not what they do and they are warning people not to give him money.

“It sounds like a scam. We don’t know where the money is going. It’s not authorized by us and we're concerned that people are giving him money and we have no idea where it’s going,” Karyn Hascal with The Healing Place said.

Al Gaudet runs Big Al’s Thrift Store in Clarksville.  He says the man came to his business recently.

“He represented the charity really well. He went on and on about them. He told us how wonderful they were and how much good work they do and he was wearing a shirt and he seemed like a real believer in them,” Gaudet said.

The founder of The Healing Place says they want to make sure if people want to give that their donations make it to the right people.

“When something like this happens it really impacts our credibility. We're all about transparency and openness,” Jay Davidson, founder of The Healing Place said.

If you know who the person is you are urged to call police.