Approximately 100 needy veterans once employed by a Pierce County-based charity are set to be paid back-wages due them. The employees went without pay for weeks at a time in 2018 and 2019 as the leader of the organization, an Army veteran herself, embezzled money from the charity for personal gain, according to court documents.
“We want to look forward. This is a new start for us,” said Army veteran Scott Schulz, age 60, of Tacoma. Schulz has relied on gainful employment at the Veterans Independent Enterprises of Washington (VIEW) for 25 years, but fell on uncertain times when the paychecks were late or non-existent. https://www.king5.com/article/news/investigations/veterans-cheated-out-of-paychecks-by-pierce-county-non-profit-will-finally-be-paid-back/281-628b864a-6f66-4e2e-b83d-9c699fbf777c