[Foundation-l] Wikipedia Executive Director?

Thomas Dalton thomas.dalton at gmail.com
Thu Dec 9 23:13:16 UTC 2010

On 9 December 2010 23:03, K. Peachey <p858snake at yahoo.com.au> wrote:
> I'm not going to debate the whole wording thing, but I will point out,
> It is a crime to receive property/goods under false pretenses in
> Australia which is what advertising a person with the incorrect job
> title would be. Don't forget it isn't only the foundation handling the
> donations this year, the local chapters are as well.

Gaining money through deception is a crime pretty much everywhere. I
doubt this would actually count as gaining money through deception,
though. The fact being misrepresented would probably be considered
immaterial. You would also struggle to prove that the donor wouldn't
have donated if they had realised what Sue's actual job title was. I
don't know the details of Australian laws on fraud, but I expect at
least one of those points would be enough to avoid any criminal
convictions. Let's not get sensational. The error is bad, but it isn't

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