We have not seen her since that meeting. And we have never had any intention of continuing to be associated with her in any way. Excellent. This really sounds like nothing to be too concerned about.
It's the Spanish Association of North Florida inc.
Her name isXXXXX XXXXX XXXXXsa Benton, Maria Benton, Lisa Benton, Lisa Peña and/or Maria Peña. (Yup.. name play happening left and right)
She has about 3, possibly more so called non-profits registered. Not all under her name directly; one under her husbands name, with her and her daughter as board members. another one with friends. If she decides to make a ruckus, have you considered gathering bookkeeping evidence of her theft (skimming) of moneys? That may hush her up.
(we can't keep track)
She has been talking to some of the other members. However, I've known her for 3 years and can be certain, that she is one of the worst human beings we have ever met.Sounds like it, certainly.
We felt, We being just you and your spouse? Or others with you? it was important for us to say what we had discovered and then to stop being in any kind of contact and much less business relations. Good move - if and when she is prosecuted for fraud/embezzlement, you don't want to be connected if you can help it.
She will try to do this, because a) it gives her a chance to play victim right now, disregarding any possible outcome and just for the fun of causing damage.True. But you have leverage - her criminal theft behavior. Maybe focus on getting ironclad evidence of that, in case you need it later.
b) This is an opportunity for her to distract from some more pressing issues, like the fact, that she has been lying about fiscal status of the organization and has been spending membership fees without any responsibility.Ironically, these would seem to be apples and oranges. A president of a non-profit gets (allegedly) assaulted. That has no bearing on the president's job duties...
c) She already tried to tell people, that I did touch her; which is completely untrue.She tried to tell them or she DID tell them... Not that it much matters, since she has no witnesses.
d) She has been spreading so many rumors, that we can not fix them all.Perhaps you should ignore her. She enjoys drama, but if she no longer gets a rise, she may move on to different drama. Moreover, it sounds like most people think she is a kook, so no one likely takes her seriously, and considers the source when they hear silly rumors.
A clean legal and fiscal standing is very important to my husband and to me.I see no reason for that to change based on this. Her rumors do not change a thing, of course. If you were prosecuted, yes, you may consider hiring a lawyer, and that is a fiscal effect on you of course. But I really don't think the state of FL has excess funds to warrant prosecuting a minor incident where there is no proof, and in fact, there is proof that nothing occurred as stated. The DA is not in the business of charging cases that can not win. He'd lose his job.
But, if you will sleep better knowing you have done everything to prevent that, then do get some evidence (even witness statements) confirming that on 4/4/2013, Jane Does was with you the entire meeting and not once did your body come into contact with the crazy lady's body and that IN FACT, the crazy lady keeping sticking her fingers in your face. I'd also get proof of her thefts - great leverage! And can be proof later of her lack of honesty, which would likely kill any case she could possibly be involved with, with you.
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