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.READ MORE: Missing North Miami Beach Teen Jeimy Henrriquez Has Been Found
Maria’s husband and a five-year-old daughter died.READ MORE: Officials: Man On American Airlines Flight From Guatemala Hitched Ride To Miami Inside Plane's Landing Gear
The fundraiser took in $32,000, and police said of that money, only 23,000 went to the family.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 Testing Sites In South Florida
Stewart faces grand theft charges.