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Thousands stolen from local non-profit for veterans

The non-profit helps veterans, service members, and their families.
The non-profit helps veterans, service members, and their families.(WTVG)
Published: Oct. 10, 2021 at 1:36 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 13, 2021 at 7:18 AM EDT
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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - A local non-profit is reeling after discovering someone stole thousands of dollars from their organization.

For the last 17 years, Heroes in Action has supported local service members, veterans, and their families. Heroes in Action discovered a series of unauthorized transactions dating back more than a year amounting to thousands of dollars of stolen money.

“Possibly five veterans that we could have fed. Fed them very well. Possibly for 3-6 months,” says Heroes in Action operations manager Trent Heisler.

Heisler tracked the charges to a person unknown to the organization then turned the name over to Toledo Police who are investigating. Both men have a message for the person who did this.

“You broke the law and now you’re going to face the consequences, and I don’t think anybody is going to feel bad for you,” says Heisler.

If you would like to help Heroes in Action by volunteering or making a donation, visit their website.

correction: A previous version of this story included an interview with a man whose service record has been called into question. We have chosen to remove his contribution while we look into these claims.

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