Family accused of setting up fake GoFundMe account for daughter

A mother, father and grandmother are all facing charges after being accused of taking money in a fake GoFundMe account.
 
Cobb school police say Joannessa Clawson and James Clawson along with the child's grandmother, Patti Ann Baldassarre, raised money for their “sick” three-year-old daughter, who in reality was not sick.

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The family's neighbors said they were hurt and confused after learning the girl was not sick.
 
"No sense whatsoever. No sense, I'm shocked,” said neighbor Wanda Allison. 
 
"We seen police walk the husband to the car then they handcuffed him,” Allison said.
 
Police say the three set up the crowdfunding donation account that detailed a medical condition for their daughter.
 
"When I seen that, my heart went out because I pray for my neighbors for them to be covered so my heart just went out because they are good people,” said Allison said.
 
A police report shows Cobb school police learned the girl was not sick after a concerned teacher contacted them to check on her.
 
The father has since bonded out of jail, but the mother and grandmother are still in custody.

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