State Settles With Upper Sandusky Woman Accused Of Misusing Funds

A settlement with the state of Ohio has been made with a Wyandot County woman accused of using charitable donations for vacations, motorcycle reconditioning, college tuition and cash for family members. Melissa Johnson, of Upper Sandusky, agreed to dissolve her organization, the Koda Bear Foundation. She has to pay $2000 in restitution, and she will have to pay an $8000 civil fine. Johnson’s organization The Koda Bear Foundation’s mission was to provide headstones for families who have lost a child, namely for “stillborn” children. The organization had total revenue of $33,671.97 in 2018.


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