MUFREESBORO, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Rutherford Romp Foundation, a local non-profit, discovered someone in Virginia produced a fake check for $2,734.18, wiping the bank account dry.
Foundation leaders were planning for this year’s 5K Race when they made the discovery and notified Murfreesboro police.
It turns out someone created a check using the foundation’s actual bank account and routing numbers then cashed the check at a Credit Union in Virginia.
The Rutherford Romp donates money to charities like the Child Advocacy Center, Murfreesboro Rescue Mission and Candle Wishes, just to name a few.
The foundation’s bank is working to try and get the money back.
Planning continues for the race which will take place Saturday, Oct. 3 at Gateway Island Park in Murfreesboro, but funds to secure the park and other expenses have been put on hold until the money is returned.