Woman claiming involvement with Tebow charity indicted for fraud
DENVER — A woman who claimed to work for the Tim Tebow Foundation, the Daniels Foundation, the Gathering Place and Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, was indicted in a charity-fraud scheme, a statement released by Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced Tuesday.
The indictment states Candice Jenkins, 44, passed out phony business cards, impersonated charity board members, duped a former Colorado Avalanche player and produced copies of a DVD that falsely conveyed where all donations made to her would go.
The reality, the indictment stated, is that all of the proceeds the Centennial woman made from selling products like gourmet coffee, tea products and jewelry went directly into her pockets.
Jenkins was indicted on 10 counts, alleging violations of the Colorado Charitable Solicitations Act as well as Theft and Criminal Impersonation. She faces up to 21 years in prison and a $500,000 fine if convicted.
The Gather Place, a Denver shelter that provides services for women and children stricken by poverty, was falsely represented by Jenkins through the use of fictions business cards and promotional flyers.
In January 2011, Jenkins operated a booth at a fitness expo, enlisting the help of former Colorado Avalanche player Stephane Yelle, where she sold copies of her self-produced DVD.
The Gathering Place has stated it was not aware of any of Jenkins’ activities.