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Hamling Sentenced to Jail/Work Release for Firefighter Calendar Scam ( Filed under: Denver, Public Relations )

Traction Communications’ Kirsten Hamling has been sentenced to 90 days of jail/work release and 10 years of probation, and she also is required to pay $250,000 in restitution. Hamling was the founder of what turned out to be the fraudulent firefighter calendar charity Fired Up For Kids, and earlier this year she pleaded guilty to a […]

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Hamling Pleads Guilty to Felony Theft ( Filed under: Denver, lawsuits )

Traction Communications’ Kirsten Hamling, the founder of what turned out to be the fraudulent charity Fired Up For Kids, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of theft this morning for stealing money raised for the burn unit at The Children’s Hospital. CBS4 has the details.

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Denver DA Accuses Hamling of Stealing $243K from Charity ( Filed under: Public Relations )

Traction Communications founder and alleged scam artist Kirsten Hamling may have settled a lawsuit filed against her by state prosecutors for money that went missing from her Fired Up For Kids Charity, but that hasn’t stopped the Denver District Attorney from filing charges. The result: Hamling is charged with 13 counts of theft, four counts […]

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Traction’s Hamling Settles Suit with State Prosecutors ( Filed under: Ethics, lawsuits )

Traction Communications founder Kirsten Hamling has settled a lawsuit filed against her by Colorado state prosecutors. The suit accused Hamling of diverting money intended for charity through her Fired Up for Kids organization and spending the “money on personal items including services at hair and nail salons, a gym membership and a vacation.” Under the […]

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9News Investigates Second Kirsten Hamling Non-Profit ( Filed under: Crisis Communications )

9News’ Anastasiya Bolton is looking into the details of a second non-profit organization affiliated with Traction Communications’ Kirsten Hamling.

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State of Colorado Sues Kirsten Hamling’s ‘Fired Up For Kids’ ( Filed under: Crisis Communications, Public Relations )

Following recent questions about whether Traction Communications’ Kirsten Hamling misled firefighters and stole money intended for The Children’s Hospital Burn Center, the Colorado Attorney General’s office has filed suit against “Fired Up For Kids.” And the allegations are not pretty for Hamling. Among them: 15. In its solicitation materials, including materials sent to event sponsors as well as […]

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Hits to Traction Communications’ Hamling Keep Coming ( Filed under: Crisis Communications )

The hits to Traction Communications’ Kirsten Hamling keep coming. KMGH/Channel 7 has an update on a story CBS4 broke about Hamling’s alleged theft of money intended for The Children’s Hospital. According to KMGH’s Lance Hernandez, “the Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation has issued a cease-and-desist order” against her organization, Fired Up For Kids. And sources indicate that […]

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Traction PR’s Hamling Denies Theft of Fire Calendar Money ( Filed under: Public Relations )

A follow-up to yesterday’s post about a CBS4 investigation into Traction Communications’ Kirsten Hamling over missing money intended for The Children’s Hospital. Through her lawyers, Hamling has now explained that Fired Up for Kids actually was never a non-profit/charity and that she is under no obligation to donate the proceeds of its firefighter calendar to The Children’s Hospital’s burn […]

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CBS4 Investigating Traction PR’s Hamling for Fire Calendar Theft ( Filed under: Public Relations )

CBS4 investigative reporter Rick Sallinger is hot on the trail of Traction Communications’ Kirsten Hamling over missing money intended for The Children’s Hospital’s burn unit. Hamling is the founder of Fired Up for Kids, a non-profit that creates beefcake firefighter calendars that benefit TCH’s burn unit, but questions are now surfacing over whether she pocketed […]

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Traction’s Hamling Named ‘Outstanding Woman in Business’ ( Filed under: Awards )

Congratulations to Traction Communications’ Kirtsen Hamling, who was named an “Outstanding Woman in Business” by the Denver Business Journal in its communications category.

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