State Files Lawsuit Against Firefighter Calendar Group

DENVER (CBS4) – The state attorney general has filed a lawsuit against Fired Up For Kids, the group behind the firefighter calendars said to be for charity.

The group’s president, Kirsten Hamling, is accused of using some of the money for personal expenses, including a trip to Disneyland.

The lawsuit asks that Hamling give up all rights to the charity so a new organization can take over.

“She has declined to dissolve the nonprofit to allow a successor organization to go on so this lawsuit became necessary,” Mike Saccone with the Colorado Attorney General’s Office said.

Fired Up For Kids is billed as a nonprofit, but an investigation revealed the charity may be acting more like a for-profit business. In November Hamling’s attorney issued a statement saying that Fired Up For Kids was always a for-profit organization.

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