Money stolen from fund benefiting fallen Huntsville officer Billy Clardy’s family

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville police said they are looking for someone who stole money from a memorial fund for fallen officer Billy Clardy III.

Huntsville Police Department Lt. Tony McElyea said about $1,700 was taken in three transactions from the account, which was set up in December.

The first withdrawal happened in late December and totaled roughly $1,286 said Lt. McElyea. The final withdrawal was just $28.

The fund was set up to help Clardy’s family after he was shot and killed during a drug bust in December. The accused shooter, Lajeromeny Brown, is charged with capital murder.

“My heart hurts for the family and also the citizens that contributed to the donation account. Obviously they were using their hard-earned money to donate and lift the spirits and help any way they can for the Clardy family,” said Lt. McElyea.

The Huntsville Police Department’s Financial Crimes Unit is investigating along with Redstone Federal Credit Union.

The account has been frozen and no money can be moved at this time.

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