Topeka police warn against memorial fund scam

TOPEKA, Kan. - The Topeka Police Department is cautioning people who want to help with memorial funds for the two officers killed in the line of duty on Sunday.

Police said there is a possible Internet scam where someone has set up a PayPal account as a way of sending money to the memorial funds. Police said they have only set up two accounts at the Topeka Police Credit Union, and the only way to know money is going to the funds is to donate directly to those accounts.

Police said money can be sent by check in the mail or delivered in person. Cash will only be accepted in person between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Checks may be sent tot he Topeka Police Credit Union, 320 S. Kansas Ave. Topeka, KS 66603.

Police set up the funds after Cpl. David Gogian and Officer Jeff Atherly were killed by a gunman on Sunday. Early Monday morning, after gunfire, police apprehended the suspect -- 22-year-old David Tiscareno.

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