Last updated on 2015.02.12
Huge news! Nathan Fluit, who went public last fall with the fact that non-profit doctor Annette Bosworth had scammed him out of $1,000 for a raffle that she never held, has received justice. Fluit reports that he came home from work today to find a letter from the state's consumer protection office with a $1,000 check from Preventive Health Strategies, Bosworth's non-profit.
Note that this check comes nine months after the Moody County land raffle deadline passed with no drawing. It comes five months after Fluit went public with his experience with Bosworth's raffle scam. It comes two months after the Attorney General's office acted on five formal complaints by raffle ticket holders by questioning numerous people and after Bosworth and her husband Chad Haber claimed that employees had stolen the raffle money and records and made a drawing or refunds impossible.
And it comes one day after Bosworth claimed to have raised over three quarters of a million dollars for her Senate campaign.
Let us thank Attorney General Marty Jackley for finally getting Annette Bosworth to do right by at least one of the raffle ticket holders she duped with her poorly managed money-making schemes. But let us note that once again, it requires the action of the South Dakota Attorney General to get Annette Bosworth to give back money that's not hers.
Update 22:37 CDT: The check Fluit received is a PHS check, sent first to the Division of Consumer Protection. It is dated April 3, 2014.
Update 22:40 CDT: Sources report that DCI contacted another raffle ticket holder said that PHS sent the Attorney General's office five raffle refund checks. Unfortunately, there was no check for this raffle holder, for whom DCI is still pursuing a refund.