By CBSMiami.com Team

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A former Davie police officer is accused of stealing money from a charity fundraiser.

Police say that back in 2018, Jeffrey Stewart started a GoFundMe page for Maria Orellana Cruz because her husband and two young daughters were hit by a car while trick or treating.

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Maria’s husband and a five-year-old daughter died.

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The fundraiser took in $32,000, and police said of that money, only 23,000 went to the family.

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Stewart faces grand theft charges.

CBSMiami.com Team