Here's some of the branding used by Boobies Rock. Seems legit.
Adam Cole Shyrock, noted douchebag.
In Colorado, a scamming sonofabitch charged with collecting about $2 million through sales of breast-cancer-awareness merchandise, none of which helped breast cancer charities, has been sentenced to 14 days in jail. We wrote about this dirtbag back in 2012
, when the Illinois state attorney general began investigating his cancer-scam activities.
The Denver Post today reports that Adam Cole Shyrock was jailed for running a new scam in violation of a court order. He wrote a $36,000 check on a frozen Wells Fargo bank account to a T-shirt manufacturer to make t-shirts for "I Heart This Bar," a new scheme purporting to raise money for college scholarships. Man, some people never learn. Snip:
Shryock, the founder of Boobies Rock!, The Se7ven Group and Say No 2 Cancer, allegedly held promotions all over the country, mostly in bars, and hired promotional models to "take donations" on behalf of Boobies Rock, saying the company was raising money for breast-cancer nonprofit groups.
The models sold T-shirts, beer koozies, bracelets and other items with pro-breast or anti-cancer images and slogans.
According to court documents, the models told bar owners and customers that 40 to 90 percent of donations would go to cancer-related charities.
Models raising money for the fake scholarship fund sold "I Heart This Bar" shirts in stadium parking lots.
"In reality, the 'scholarship fund' was nothing more than a cash bonus for the promotional managers and the entire scheme ran afoul of the court's orders," Attorney General John Suthers said in a statement Thursday.
"Boobies Rock! founder ordered to jail for nationwide charity scam" [Denver Post]
Previously on Boing Boing: "Illinois state AG investigates alleged breast cancer charity scam Boobies Rock"
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