I have written about Leonard McQuown in the past regarding his Operation Walk America, Operation Walk, among his other VERY questionable charities he has devised over the past few years. In my short time of following this character, he has proven time and time again that his mission is not to help homeless veterans but to fill his pockets by using the plight of homeless veterans as a marketing platform. Today, McQuown decided that it was time to run around his Florida neighborhood have people pay him for it, and he had the audacity to do so in honor of 9/11. This makes his fraud even more deprave if that’s even possible at this point. To use our homeless American servicemen and women as a way to prey on giving people is despicable. Not ONE PENNY has EVER been accounted … Continue reading →
A few months ago I did a blog piece on Leonard Dale “Mac” McQuown, a man from Florida who had been walking across the United States claiming that his good deed was being done for the benefit of homeless veterans. In 2011 McQuown allegedly founded a charitable organization called Operation Walk America. McQuown used the “organization” as a ruse to solicit funds and convert them to personal use when no legally registered 501(c)(3) organization existed. During the course of his “walk” and not so charitable fundraiser he defrauded many, including being at the center of romance scams along the way. McQuown has no boundaries where his fraud is concerned. If using the plight of homeless veterans is not bad enough, he has also played on the sympathies of individuals who he deceived into believing were donating an Apple iPad to … Continue reading →
I wanted to post an update that McQuown has hung up his shoes and his nefarious walk for “homeless veterans” is over. GOOD! Had he been transparent as he vowed he would and proven that the donations received actually benefited homeless veterans this would have had a different ending. This is also a reminder to people that when you feel compelled to donate to a charity or organization you should research it first to determine if it is legitimate or not.
Mr. McQuown has in fact defrauded a legitimate nonprofit organization of a donation of $250.00 by requesting a refund from PayPal within 2 hours of making said donation. Raven’s Outreach did speak to the local media in Baton Rouge, LA and an official statement was released by Raven’s Outreach. A link to the public statement is provided for your convenience.
NAME : LEONARD DALE ” MAC ” MCQUOWN
PHONE NUMBER CELL : 352-210-6836
HOME OF RESIDENCE : OCALA FLA
EMAIL ADDRESS : MAC@BALDMANWALKING.COM OR OPERATIONWALKAMERICA@GMAIL.COM
FACEBOOK PAGE : WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/MACMCQUOWNWALKING
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