Allegations that the charity George Santos claims to have run was fake highlight how scams divert money from worthy causes

Rep. George Santos, the New York Republican whose 2022 election to the House of Representatives flipped a seat previously held by a Democrat, faces pressure to resign for having reportedly lied extensively about his education, employment history and religious heritage. When Santos apologized for having “embellished” his resume, he also said, “We do stupid things in life.” Because I'm a nonprofit accounting scholar, what has really caught my eye are the reports that Santos fabricated a charity.