After making a phone call, Jon turned to them. “Have you perhaps been mistaken, Ms. Anabelle?” he asked with a smile on his face. “The only ten-billion donation we’ve received is from Triple Group. There are no records of any contributions made by your company.”
“What the—what on earth are you talking about? That ten billion came from Morris Group, but you wrote it off as Triple’s? What the hell is going on?”
Iris was so livid that she nearly cussed.
“Please calm down, Ms. Anabelle. We really have no records of any donation you’ve made.” Jon replied with a pretentious smile.
“Then tell me what this is!”
Iris slammed some documents of the donation made in front of Jon, along with the company’s proof of having set up the charity program.
Jon went through the documents and said in confusion. “This can’t be. How could these records be exactly the same as Triple Group’s? Even the charity program is completely identical! You wrote your own company’s name over Triple’s, didn’t you, Ms. Anabelle?”
Iris was about to go insane.
How shameless can they be?
Now they’re making it seem like we’re the guilty ones.
“Besides, Triple Group really did host the charity gala recently and donated ten billion during the conference. It was their money; what does it have to do with Morris Group? Even I’m starting to wonder if you’re harboring any ill intentions, Ms. Anabelle.”
Jon appeared confident that the money belonged to Triple Group.
“Hah! Well then, since we have all the bank transaction records, how about we use them to find out who donated the money?” Iris suggested with a smirk. “Let’s head to the bank right away, Mr. Harvey. Then we can make some comparisons with your finance department.”
Jon’s expression took a turn at the mention of the bank.
He began to ask, “Before that, may I ask why you donated the money in the first place, Ms. Anabelle?”
“To help people in need, of course,” Iris answered.
“That’s right. The purpose of the Charity Association is to help others, and since we’ve achieved this goal, does it really matter who was the one who helped?”
The man proceeded to poison the well in an attempt to make Iris look bad. “Don’t people show acts of kindness in anonymity nowadays? Are you donating money just for the fame, or for an award or certificate? I’m really starting to question your motives now, Ms. Anabelle! Since it’s all about charity, does anything else matter as long as our goals are met? So what if the money came from Morris Group? If you insist on taking the credit that much, fine! I’ll send you a pile of certificates.”
Iris felt rage flowed through her like lava.
Yes, the goals have been met.
We don’t care about the fame either.
But there’s no way I’d allow Triple Group to take the credit!
Levi couldn’t help but clap his hands.
“You sure have a way with words! Claiming the moral high ground now, are you?” Levi said, smirking.
Jon scoffed, “What do you mean by claiming the moral high ground? This is how charity has always been; if everyone only contributes for the fame, they’re better off not contributing at all. Honestly, it doesn’t really matter who donated!”
Levi raised his voice. “Does that mean you can write someone else’s donation off as Triple Group’s? Who gave you the right to do that?”
Jon wanted to say more, but Levi cut him off. “If the credit doesn’t matter, why does Triple Group need it then? They announced the news everywhere and even hosted a charity gala.”
“That’s not the same. Triple Group needs the credit!” Jon replied with a smile.