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Discussion in 'Crime' started by shellyg, Nov 16, 2018.

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Would you demand a GoFundMe refund finding trolley man had outstanding burglary warrants?

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  1. shellyg

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    Had to happen, didn't it?

    We have our own GoFundMe controversy for homeless Trolley Man on Burke Street who's had well in excess of $100,000 raised and whom the police are now hunting down on outstanding burglary warrants.

    https://www.news.com.au/national/vi...s/news-story/d5bedb6554ecb87f5ed7efd5269daacc


    Over in the US a feel-good tale of a homeless man using his last $20 to help a stranded New Jersey woman buy petrol was actually a complete lie, manufactured to get strangers to donate more than $US400,000 ($550,000) to help the down-and-out good Samaritan, a prosecutor has said.

    Burlington County prosecutor Scott Coffina announced criminal charges against the couple who told the story to newspapers and television stations along with the homeless man who conspired with them to tell the story.

    Of course, they've already spent all the money. On a BMW, took a New Year's trip to Las Vegas and bought high-end handbags.

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11...ho-raised-550000-gofundme-conspiracy/10504332
     

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  2. shellyg

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    Trolley man's in prison on burglary charges.
     
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    How many people donate because it makes themselves feel better/look better on social media I wonder. Would explain why people are in such a rush to give randoms who they barely know their hard earned.
     
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    Was such a high profile incident, that might have something to do with it.
     
  5. shellyg

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    You can probably understand why the police would be a bit annoyed, a rookie cop has had to shoot someone dead he's only recently just come out of the academy and homeless trolley man with burglary warrants is getting all the accolades.
     
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    Did trolley man end up receiving all the gofund me money?
     
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