PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office is warning residents in the area of Midway Blvd. near Lakeview Blvd. to be aware of envelopes that may have been left at their mailbox claiming to be collecting money for the Sgt. Michael Wilson Memorial Fund.
The Sheriff’s Office met early this morning with officials from the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. Church officials had learned that some of their printed offering collection envelopes were missing and had apparently been left at mailboxes of houses in the area, primarily along Midway Blvd in the area of Lakeview Blvd.
A handwritten note at the top of the envelopes seemed to indicate they were meant to collect funds for the Sgt. Michael Wilson Memorial Trust Fund. While there is a trust set up in Sgt. Wilson’s name, neither the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church nor the Wilson family authorized any such collection of funds in this manner.
Anyone who has received such an envelope is warned against putting money in it. Simply throw the envelope away.
However, anyone who saw the person who distributed the envelopes or who might have information concerning that person’s identity is asked to please call the Sheriff’s Office at (941) 639-2101.