Jason MacDonald: How Man who made fake GoFundMe page jailed

A man has been sentenced for creating a fraudulent online donation page in memory of four men killed in a car accident.

Jason MacDonald, 38, of Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, was found guilty of possessing the fraudulent property.

He was sentenced to 26 months in prison after being found guilty of possession with intent to supply class A drugs.

Jason MacDonald: How Man who made fake GoFundMe page jailed
Corey Owen, Jordan Rawlings, Ryan Nelson and Matthew Parke, all from Calne, died in the crash

In 2020, Jordan Rawlings, 20, Corey Owen, 19, Matthew Parke, 19, and Ryan Nelson, 20, were killed in a car crash in Wiltshire.

The car they were travelling in left the A4 and hit a house at Derry Hill, near Chippenham, on 16 August.

MacDonald set up a GoFundMe page titled “Jordan, Corey, Matt, Ryan Memorial” shortly after the crash, despite having no intention of giving the money to the four men’s families.

Jason MacDonald: How Man who made fake GoFundMe page jailed
Jason MacDonald

Investigating officer Det Con Kevin Golledge said: “We hope this result sends a strong message to others that we take such incidents seriously and we won’t hesitate to take action.

“This was a despicable crime that saw someone try to capitalise on the deaths of four young men.”

Sgt Rich Marshall said he hoped the sentence would “bring some closure for the families of the four men” and showed “justice had been done”.

source:nsemwokrom.com