Man gambles away €800,000 donations to children's foundation

Arrest (Photo: Politie)Arrest (Photo: Politie)

A 61-year-old man from Capelle aan den IJssel was arrested for the private use of 800 thousand euros in donations to foundation Droom Wens. He used the money on gambling sites, in casinos and for private expenses, RTL Nieuws reports.

FIOD, the Tax Authorities' investigative department, could not say how the man is connected to the foundation. Administration, promotional materials, and collection boxes were confiscated from the man's home.

Droom Wens' goal is to realize the dreams or wishes of children who experienced something traumatic. According to FIOD, only about 10 percent of donations were actually used for this goal.

The foundation's website has been taken down. Anyone who donated money to Droom Wens can contact FIOD.