Alleged GoFundMe Fraud, Funeral Costs

Family of Delaware Girl Killed in High School Fight Warns Against Fake GoFundMe Pages

*sigh* We knew it was only a matter of time before the GoFundMe rats started scurrying around news pages trying to capitalize on someone else’s tragedy.

The story, via The News Journal:

Friends said Amy Inita Joyner-Francis went into the bathroom at Howard High School of Technology around 8 a.m. Thursday. About a half hour later, the 16-year-old was taken out on a stretcher and flown to A.I. duPont Hospital for Children, where she later died.

Police have not released the cause of death for the New Castle girl or any details about what happened inside the restroom. Detectives from the homicide and violent crimes unit interviewed several students considered persons of interest and two female students were taken to police headquarters for further questioning, Wilmington police Chief Bobby Cummings said.

Principal Stanley Spoor said they do not have any reason to believe weapons were used in the attack. School was dismissed late Thursday morning and will resume Friday with a shortened day to provide counseling services for students.

Wendy Hall, who is apparently related to the deceased teenager by way of her mother’s extended family, warns that the family hasn’t set up any GoFundMe pages.

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At a time when her family should be allowed to grieve, instead they are playing defense on misleading GoFundMe pages. Thankfully the one they found was quickly removed when reported. But look, here’s another of dubious origin [WARNING: DO NOT DONATE].

Amy Joyner fake GoFundMe

Undoubtedly, there will be more before the rats move on to the next popular story. Donor beware.