Burton Fire District missing charity money

BURTON, SC (WTOC) - Burton firefighters say $2,000 collected during the labor day weekend is missing. Burton Fire Chief Harry Rountree called the sheriff's office to investigate after the discrepency was noticed.

The chief is hoping it was just a clerical error, but wants to inform the public.

"When they put that money in the boot, they expect it to go to Jerry's kids and that trust is super important to us and we just wanted to be as open and honest with the pubic that we can be and always are," said Burton Fire District Chief Harry Rountree. "We wanted to make sure that we had the confidence from the people we serve, it's just the right thing to do."

Chief Rountree says his firefighters were outraged over the incident and wants to do whatever it takes to give the Muscular Dystrophy Association the money they deserve.

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