Attorney General Files GoFundMe Lawsuit
An Endicott woman is being sued by the New York State Attorney General’s Office for setting up a GoFundMe account to raise money for a scholarship honoring a Binghamton man who drowned last year and then pocketing the money herself.
22 year old Colin Murray drowned in an Erie Canal lock while he was a student at SUNY Brockport.
Meghan Terry is accused of raising almost $2,600 but turning over only about half of the money to the scholarship fund.
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office wants Terry to pay back the money and another $2,000 to cover the AG’s office costs.
Scheiderman advises people to be cautious and research the background of causes before contributing to any online donation sites.