Sandy Hook Charity Missing $70K In Donations
A charity founded to raise money for the victims of the Sandy Hook school shootings is missing $70,000.By Briana Altergott | January 11, 2014
The co-founder of a charity founded after the deadly Sandy Hook shootings has made a shocking discovery.
"A charity formed for victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School says the group is missing $70,000." (Via KSTP)
According to Sky News, one of the co-founders of the 26.4.26 Foundation, Ryan Graney, says only about $30,000 of the $103,000 collected during a marathon had been used.
That $30,000 was reportedly presented last year by another co-founder, Robbie Bruce, to the nonprofit NYA, a youth sports center in Newtown, Conn. (Via KDFW)
Although there's no hard evidence, according to WBZ-TV, Graney has a theory about where it might be.
"The co-founder believes her partner who handled the finances took the rest and has not been heard from since."
WVIT reports that partner is reportedly an endurance athlete whose whereabouts are currently unknown by his fellow partners and the press.
The 26.4.26 Foundation was founded in Nashville to raise money for those involved in the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook on Dec. 14, 2012 that claimed the lives of 20 children and six teachers. (Via Facebook / 26.4.26)
But after news of the missing money broke, the charity announced it has permanently stopped fundraising efforts via a post on its Facebook page.
Graney says she notified the FBI and the Tennessee attorney general's office about the missing funds in September after Bruce was unable to explain where it went. Bruce has not responded to calls from several media outlets.