Police: Fake GoFundMe page shut down after trying to set up Trinity Gay 'goodbye party'

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A person set up a fake GoFundMe page, attempting to raise money for a Trinity Gay "goodbye party."

15-year-old Trinity Gay, daughter of Olympic sprinter and Lexington native Tyson Gay, died Sunday morning after being shot at a Lexington restaurant.

The page sought donations with a goal of $8,000 to host "a farewell party to pay respect to the family and stopping black on black gun violence and crime."

The person who created the account didn't use their real name, but instead used Trinity Gay's name.

Lexington police say the account "is not created or supported by the family and they have asked that no one submit donations."

The account has now been deactivated by GoFundMe.

GoFundMe spokesperson Bobby Whithorne released a statement saying, "We take fraud very seriously and have multiple layers of security in place protect users. The platform is backed by the GoFundMe Guarantee, which means all users are protected by a refund policy. This campaign has been suspended and the donor has been refunded."

Lexington police say they are investigating who created the page.



 
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