WKRK-F (92.3 The Fan)/Cleveland Producer J.G. Spooner Accused Of Stealing Donations From GoFundMe Charity Campaign
April 6, 2016 at 5:32 PM (PT)
CBS RADIO Sports WKRK-F (92.3 THE FAN)/CLEVELAND morning show producer J.G. SPOONER has been arrested and charged with stealing over $7,000 from a GOFUNDME campaign he established to aid a woman with cystic fibrosis, reports CLEVELAND.COM.
SPOONER, who allegedly offered to help boost the campaign for ALLYSON THADEUS-ZAPPE, a childhood friend, only to take the money, was arrested TUESDAY and released after posting bail; he was fired by THE FAN earlier this week. Friends of THADEUS-ZAPPE had created the fund in FEBRUARY 2015, but SPOONER offered to use his notoriety to boost donations; THADDEUS-ZAPPE died in JULY 2015, and her family never got the funds, raising their suspicion and resulting in a police investigation. He told police he would sit down for an interview but never called back, leading to a warrant for his arrest. SPOONER turned himself in on TUESDAY.