NY fundraiser banned over breast cancer charity

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge has barred a telemarketing company from raising money for charity after regulators accused it of duping people into giving to a bogus breast cancer organization.

The judge ruled Thursday in Suffolk County that the Campaign Center and its owner, Garrett Morgan, knew they were defrauding people when they called to solicit funds for the Coalition Against Breast Cancer.

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says company made 6,000 calls per day on behalf of the center. The charity raised $10 million between 2005 and 2011, but only $48,000 actually went to fight cancer.

Thursday's ruling requires the Campaign Center to pay restitution.

A woman who answered the phone at the company's Lindenhurst, N.Y. office declined to comment Saturday.

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