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FOX Undercover gathered new information about a Cape Cod charity accused of cheating the people it was supposed to be helping.

On Thursday our investigative team told you about Touched by Angels, which is now under investigation by local and state authorities. We also brought you an exclusive interview with the charity's president who insists she's innocent.

Now we are taking a closer look at the charity's bank records which the charity's former vice president says are evidence of fraud.

Click here to look at the charity’s bank statements

Touched by Angels president Gina Clark calls herself the victim of a smear campaign, but her former vice president says she's actually a con-artist who pocketed money intended for families in need.

That former vice president, Dawn Hand, gave us some of the charity's bank statements which she says show Gina Clark is liar and a thief.

Hand appeared in a video on public access television on the cape last month and described her experiences at the charity.

“Five months into the organization, I started questioning transactions in the bank account. Different things here and there. Everytime I did, my position was threatened,” said Hand.
Hand says she printed out the charity’s bank statements which she gave to FOX Undercover.

They show that from October 2007 to March 2008, the charity deposited nearly 36 thousand dollars into its account.

In that same period Hand says the charity assisted four families with benefits, but gave them less than five thousand dollars in all.

So where did the rest of the money go? Hand says into Clark's pockets to finance her lifestyle.

Clark drives a Mercedes Benz SUV and lives in a 700 thousand dollar home on the Cape. Clark says she doesn't pay herself a salary and her husband makes about 50 thousand dollars a year as a firefighter.

In an exclusive interview, Clark told Fox Undercover’s Mike Beaudet that “Nothing ever went to my home from Touched by Angels. Ever.”

Beaudet asked, “Did you steal money from any of these families?”

Clark responded, “Absolutely not. I have put money into Touched by Angels.”

“The truth will prevail and if I was doing anything wrong. I would be closed. I'd be arrested. I haven't done anything,” said Clark.

As for the bank statements, Clark says she had start up costs for her non-profit organization and that all the money went to Touched by Angels.
"I had an office. I had to get all the supplies. Computer, payroll. It adds up quick," said Clark.
She went on to criticize Hand and others who question her integrity saying "They're just picking at straws. That's what they're doing. And you know what. I would love anybody to come in and look at my books anytime and see exactly what comes in and what goes out."


Clark says she made this same offer to the Attorney General's office which is now heading up an investigation of Clark and her charity.

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