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Woman stole $12k in GoFundMe donations meant for triple homicide victims' families

Added 09-28-20 03:18:02am EST - “A Florida woman is accused of going on a shopping spree with the ill-gotten gains from a GoFundMe page she set up to supposedly benefit the families of victims of a July triple homicide. Amanda Bro?” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Woman stole $12k in GoFundMe donations meant for triple homicide victims’ families”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A Florida woman is accused of going on a shopping spree with the ill-gotten gains from a GoFundMe page she set up to supposedly benefit the families of victims of a July triple homicide.

Amanda Brown, 32, was arrested and charged on Sept. 20 for swindling nearly $12,000 from the donation page that said the money would help out relatives of three buddies killed on a July 17 fishing trip in Frostproof, Fla., WFLA reported, citing police.

“We have her all over the county spending money. She’s at a Walmart, she’s at various ATM machines. She even went and paid a $1,300 water bill in Frostproof,” Polk County Sheriff’s Office Chief Steve Lester told the outlet.

Brown, who cops say admitted to the crime, was caught after families of the victims contacted police when they noticed the unfamiliar donation page.

“She used my name, used my son’s picture to gather money that these people thought they were giving to my family,” Dottie Payton, the mother of victim Brandon Rollins, told WFLA.

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