Annette Bosworth and Chad Haber's raffle-scam response is already falling apart.
The damage-control letter Joel Arends submits to that Sioux Falls paper peddles the Bosworth-Haber claim that their second round of raffles failed due to employee misconduct. Arends says the executive director and the special projects manager of their non-profit stole "the land raffle tickets, lists of raffle ticket holders and other documents relating to the conduct of the raffle." These two staffers left Bosworth-Haber's Preventive Health Strategies "during the last week of August 2012." This departure and alleged theft "dealt a death blow" to PHS's ability "to conduct a multi-million dollar raffle."
(Multi-million? The Moody County land raffle was to take place upon the sale of 500 tickets worth $1,000 each for land on which PHS bid $424,000. The five Harleys for which PHS filed raffle requests with the Secretary of State had a total value of $92K.)
PHS filed the raffle request for the Moody County land at the end of April 2012. According to Bosworth-Haber, the records disappeared and the raffle was dead at the end of August 2012.
Annette Bosworth promoted this dead raffle on KDLT on October 24, 2012. PHS sold Nate Fluit and another South Dakotan tickets for the Moody County land raffle on October 25, 2012. PHS enlisted FIRE Missions of Michigan to help promote the raffle in spring 2013. PHS continued to advertise the raffle on its website as late as November 2013.
Annette Bosworth alleges through counsel that thieving employees killed her raffle in August 2012. Yet Bosworth, Haber, and their organization continued to sell tickets and promote their raffle for fourteen more months.
Don't fall for the frame-up: Annette Bosworth and Chad Haber own their raffle scam.