A York County woman is charged with taking at least $10,000 she claimed she was raising for an accident victim.
Deputies said she set up an online auction to help a family in Mississippi, but they arrested her Wednesday when that family called the Sheriff's Department.
Deputies arrested 51-year-old Bennie Lynn Clawson of McConnells, S.C.
According to the sheriff's release, "In February of this year, George Ready of Hernando, Miss. contacted the York County Sheriff's Office to report that Clawson had set up online Internet auctions to help raise money for his son, who was involved in an accident."
It's reported Banks Ready was in a car accident last year.
"Apparently, Miss Clawson found out about the accident and the family's medical bills, and offered to set up the auctions," said Kim Morehouse with the York County Sheriff's Office.
Morehouse told Eyewitness News the family claimed they didn't receive all the money.
That's when York County deputies served search warrants at Clawson's home.
"Detectives could establish that Clawson had taken over $10, 000 worth of monies that were supposed to be directed to the Banks Ready fund for the family," Morehouse said.
While Clawson faces charges, Banks Ready's Facebook page shows some recovery. An update posted yesterday read: "Banks continues to improve daily. They have him working on walking without any support at therapy!! Still a long way to go but he will be there in no time."
One of Clawson's neighbors said off-camera that he was a victim, too, because he donated to the fund.
Clawson is charged with breach of trust with fraudulent intent and forgery.