CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A memorial fund set up for murdered Cape Coral grandfather James Arthur is now the root of a police investigation.
Shortly after Arthur's death late last year, a memorial fund was created to pay for his funeral expenses. Those wishing to donate were told to go to any Fifth Third Bank and ask to give money in his name.
Now, nearly 6 months later, a police report shows Arthur's widow Sally Arthur has come forward, saying somebody else is using those funds.
The report says Arthur told police a man she knows set up the account and was supposed to put her name on it, but instead, only put his.
Arthur won't say how she knows the man, but sheriff's office records show, at one point, he lived at her home.
According to the report, Sally Arthur showed police a bank statement from the end of December, showing at least $570 was donated to the account and $270 was taken out.
She told police she never saw that money, and instead, had to borrow from somewhere else to bury her husband.
Wednesday, a spokesperson with Fifth Third bank says its policies don't prohibit anyone from setting up a donation fund on behalf of a person, organization, or cause -- regardless of their relationship to it.
Arthur declined to comment on the investigation.