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Charity Exec Denied Bail, Accused In Fundraising Fraud – The NonProfit Times

Charity Exec Denied Bail, Accused In Fundraising Fraud – The NonProfit Times

A 37-year-old woman who started a Utah charity to fight human trafficking three years ago is in jail accused of bilking donors out of nearly half the $1.6 million raised during that time. Candace Lierd, founder and CEO of nonprofit organization Exitus in Lehi, Utah, remained behind bars after being denied bail following her Sept. 15 arrest. Lierd, who operated under an alias as Candace Rivera, is alleged to hold multiple valid and fraudulent passports from several countries under both names. She is being held indefinitely as authorities assess her flight risk. The indictment unsealed by the Utah Attorney General’s Office… 

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