“It’s not Christmas yet, but the Grinch has come to town.”
That’s how the Polk County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest this week of 32-year-old Amanda Brown.
The Florida woman is accused of setting up a fake GoFundMe account to raise money for three murder victims and then spending the $11,915 she gathered on herself, the agency said.
According to the police report, Brown solicited funds on behalf of three Frostproof men who were killed on a fishing trip in July.
“She used my name, used my son’s picture to gather money that these people thought they were