The Con Artists Who Exploit Mass Shootings

From a New York Times story by Emily Schmall headlined “‘It’s Disgusting’: The Con Artists Who Exploit Mass Shootings”:

Hours after a gunman stalked the campus of Michigan State University last month, killing three students and injuring five others, fund-raisers in the names of the victims began to proliferate. Not all of the initiatives were legitimate, the university later informed the Michigan attorney general’s office.

Experts say it is part of a troubling pattern that plays out over and over again in the United States: Where mass shootings happen, fraud often follows.