A Store Got an $80,000 Christmas Donation to Pay Off Layaways . . . and the Employees Spent It on Themselves
This is just wrong.
I hate hearing stories like this, because this is what’s going to keep people from doing nice things for those in need.
This unfortunately happened in Florida.
Khalil Mack is a linebacker with the Chicago Bears. And over Christmas, his charity foundation made an $80,000 donation to a Walmart in his hometown of Fort Pierce, Florida to pay off all the layaway accounts.
He donated $80k. However, the total for layaways at that time were only $60K.
So instead of giving the money back, the employees started making their own layaway lists.
Ugh. This makes me so mad.
A spokesperson from Walmart says, quote, “We have determined the store did not handle the transaction in keeping with Walmart’s guidelines and have taken corrective action.
It’s not clear to anyone what that action was . . . so we don’t know if anyone from the store was suspended or fired, or had to return the stuff they got from the donation.
Karma. That is all.