Michigan Planned Parenthood Exec Stole 5K From Abortion Biz

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Dec 22, 2010   |   2:31PM   |   Kalamazoo, MI

An audit has discovered that the Director of Finance at the Planned Parenthood of Southwest Michigan abortion business used donations to pay for personal expenses.

Rene Davis used approximately $5,000 in abortion company money to pay for personal expenses but, instead of getting fired, she became the organization’s Chief Operating Officer. This wasn’t the first time Davis has used personal funds from her business and she had been made to take a diversion course after she did so on her last job.

WWMT News Channel 3 obtained a statement from Rev. Mark Pawlowski, the Planned Parenthood CEO.

“It came to our attention and we were duly diligent in investigating it. The employee faced disciplinary action and is no longer responsible for any financial duties within the organization,” he said.

But the television station indicates Davis was not fired but was named the COO of the abortion business at a time when other Planned Parenthood employees have been laid off because of economic reasons.

The abortion business says Renee eventually paid back all of the money she stole and no charges have been filed against her with authorities.

However, members of the Planned Parenthood of Southwest Michigan board of directors told the television station they are looking to replace Pawlowski, who makes all of the hiring and firing decisions, due to his handling of the situation, but he insisted that is not true.

The accounting firm of Flegal and Tibbitts conducted the audit in may 2010 and a letter the station obtained outlined the problems: “Bank statements in some instances were accumulated (by the director of finance Rene Davis) for (up to six months) before they were reconciled.”

“Several transactions indicated the expenses were employee’s personal expenses that were not charged to the employee,” the letter said. “We found were changes in withholding for the Director of Finance had been made with no approval (by the CEO as required).”