OLIVE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — An Ottawa County animal shelter says that thousands of dollars have been stolen from the nonprofit organization.
In a Facebook post on Tuesday, Harbor Humane Society said workers discovered someone stole nearly $10,000 to “seemingly pay off some credit card debt.”
Executive Director Jen Self-Aulgur said they believe someone intercepted a check the animal shelter mailed out and got its banking account information.
First National Bank of Michigan is crediting the funds back to the animal shelter even though the bank is beginning its investigation, according to Self-Aulgur.
“We are so thankful for everyone’s support and any donations that people felt compelled to make when they heard about it and any funds raised will go to continue to help the thousands of animals we serve. We think this serves as a good reminder to pay attention to your bank account because unfortunately there are people out there that will do things like this,” Self-Aulgur said in an email to News 8.
The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office said it had not been asked to investigate, saying the Humane Society appeared to have resolved the issue with its bank.