Hughley allegedly used a bank account in Iowa to attempt to transfer the money from the GoFundMe account to his personal account, the post said.
GoFundMe spokesman Bart Jackson told AJC.com that Hughley’s campaign received one donation, which was reported as fraudulent, and the money was refunded to the donor. The amount of the donation was not provided.
"It’s important to remember that our platform is backed by the GoFundMe guarantee, which means that in the rare case that GoFundMe, law enforcement or a user finds campaigns are misused, donors are fully protected and will get refunded,” Jackson said in a statement. “Campaigns with misuse are very rare, making up less than one tenth of one percent of all GoFundMe campaigns.”
Authorities used computer IP addresses and banking information provided by Hughley to GoFundMe and a bank to track his location to Upson County, the sheriff’s office said.
He remains in the Pike County Jail without bond, the post said.
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