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Frostproof woman accused of making GoFundMe page for victims without donating to grieving families

Posted at 11:23 PM, Sep 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-24 23:23:08-04

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.

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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.