“We are a community – and nothing says it better or louder than coming together to help each other when things like this happen,” the fundraiser’s description reads.
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — A new Go Fund Me campaign seeks to raise funds to replace stolen funds intended to send a group of St. Augustine college students on a field trip to SeaWorld.
Officials say police arrested Steward Degraw after he said he broke into Victory Prep School and stole $5,000 in cash for the SeaWorld field trip. Video surveillance and social media tips led to Degraw’s arrest, investigators said.
Social media also led a concerned community member to create the Go Fund Me campaign. A woman named Inez Wilson created the fundraiser, saying she learned through the St. Augustine Police Department Facebook page. that the school her children had attended during the summer had been the victim of a burglary.
“The money was for students for a trip to Sea World, various tuition fees and other school events,” Wilson wrote in the fundraiser description. “Through the diligent work of our outstanding local law enforcement (St. Augustine Police Department and St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office), the individual responsible for this crime has been apprehended; however, the money and the camera were not found.”
The Go Fund Me campaign aims to raise $5,000 to replace the stolen money.
“We are a community – and nothing says it better or louder than coming together to help each other when things like this happen,” reads the description of the fundraiser. “We can do it together!” »
St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Degraw and took him to the St. Augustine Police Department. The money, along with a stolen Ring camera, has not been found, investigators say.
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