POLK COUNTY, Fla. – A Frostproof woman is accused of creating a GoFundMe page for the families of three murder victims with no intentions of donating that money to them.
Court documents say Amanda Brown made a page called “Polk County triple homicide family expenses.” The page no longer exists but it tricked more than 200 people into donating to the faux charity.
The victims contacted law enforcement after seeing the page circulate online.
Investigators say Brown deposited more than $11,000 that was raised into her own accounts.
Meanwhile, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office did raise money for the families grieving the loss of the three men killed during a fishing trip.