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Fake GoFundMe Account Set Up For Deputy & Community Service Officers Killed

The Stanislaus Sheriff's Department says at least one fraudulent donation account has been established using pictures of a deputy and a community service officer killed over the week.

Deputy Jason Garner and Community Service Officer Raschel Johnson died when the patrol vehicle they were in veered off a Modesto road and crashed into a building, catching fire. They were responding to a burglary call.

The department says the Stanislaus Sworn Deputies Association is in the process of setting up a memorial fund for Garner and Johnson. It says detectives are looking into who set up the phony GoFundMe account using their pictures. 

- Capital Public Radio Staff

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