A former police officer in Martin, Tennessee pleaded not guilty Monday to stealing thousands of dollars from a fund set up for a 2-year-old girl with cancer.
34-year-old Guy Pryor has been charged with theft over $10,000.
Authorities say about $18,000 was stolen from an account for the â€œDay for Anna Kateâ€ fundraising campaign, which had been established to help the family of 2-year-old Anna Kate Wenz, who sadly passed away on March 2nd after nearly a year of battling cancer.
The bank account had been started by Officer Pryor who’d worked for the Martin Police Department until recently.
Someone withdrew funds from the account on several occasions in 2015, according to financial records. Tennessee Bureau of Investigations and the Martin Police Department determined he was responsible for the thefts from the account.
His bond has been set at $25,000 and he’s due back in court on April 20th.