Beware of Fake GoFundMe Accounts Raising Money for Officer Scherlen
The Amarillo Police Department issued a warning about gofundme accounts that have been set up claiming to be to benefit the family of Officer Justin Scherlen's family.
The family of Officer Scherlen have taken steps to end two separate accounts that have been set up fraudulently. Neither accounts in question were approved by the family and are not legitimate.
However, there is an authorized gofundme page that has been set up to help with expenses after Officer Scherlen was injured in September of last year. However the page is being deactivated.
If you would like to donate to the family you can make a donation to the Justin Scherlen Benefit Fund through Amarillo National Bank.
As always with any benefit, the Amarillo Police Department encourage you to research the page and the organization before donating.