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Florida scammer spent $11K raised through fake fundraiser for murder victims’ families: Sheriff

Florida scammer spent $11K raised through fake fundraiser for murder victims' families: Sheriff

FROSTPROOF, Fla. (TCD) —

A Florida woman was arrested for allegedly pocketing money she raised on GoFundMe supposedly intended for the families of three men murdered in July, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday.

Brandon Rollins, Keven Springfield and Damion Tillman were found beaten and shot to death on the night of July 17 at Lake Streety, about 70 miles east of Tampa. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said the three men were “massacred.” Two brothers and a woman living in the area were arrested for the murders.


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A relative of one of the three men killed contacted the sheriff’s office to report the fraudulent account on Aug. 10. The relative received a Facebook Messenger link to the GoFundMe page on Aug. 5. The relative advised her followers to report the account as fraudulent.

The account titled “Polk County Triple Homicide, Family Expenses” was quickly deactivated by its creator. It had raised $11,915.

The sheriff’s office said information obtained via subpoena from GoFundMe showed the account was created on July 19 and the payment history showed:

  • $8,756.42 withdrawn on July 26

  • $1,720.27 withdrawn on July 27

  • $33.38 withdrawn on July 27

  • $91.04 withdrawn on July 29

  • $759.53 withdrawn on July 30

  • $115.92 withdrawn on July 31

  • $28.83 withdrawn on August 2

The money was entirely spent in…

Florida scammer spent $11K raised through fake fundraiser for murder victims’ families: Sheriff

FROSTPROOF, Fla. (TCD) — A Florida woman was arrested for allegedly pocketing money she raised on GoFundMe supposedly intended for the families of three men murdered in July, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday. Brandon Rollins, Keven Springfield and Damion Tillman were found beaten and shot to death on the night of July 17 at Lake Streety, about 70 miles east of Tampa.



Florida scammer spent $11K raised through fake fundraiser for murder victims’ families: Sheriff

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