Donation bin operator fined by Michigan AG

The Michigan Attorney General’s Office is going after a Texas-based clothing bin operator that raises money for the Michigan Humane Society. ATRS claimed that 100%  of proceeds from the donations went to the charity. But the AG’s office filedsuit, claiming that the company was paying only two cents per pound from the market value of the items, and not disclosing other costs. Under a settlement reached with the Attorney General, ATRS has agreed to pay a $75,000 fine and to correct the labeling on the bins to disclose exactly how much is being donated to the Humane Society from the donations.