Lowell Sun – TEWKSBURY — State police are investigating an alleged fundraising scam where a person was going door-to-door in Tewksbury claiming to be raising money for the children of fallen Trooper Thomas Clardy.
The person going door to door claimed to be part of a police organization, according to a statement from state police. Clardy died last week from injuries sustained when his cruiser was hit by another vehicle.
No other details of the alleged scam were released and state police declined to answer questions.
Nothing remotely funny about this. Massachusetts lost one of its State Troopers in an awful car crash. Days later there are people going door-to-door claiming they represent a charity for Thomas Clardy’s children, in order to profit from the tragedy. You would think people are better than that.
Stay on your toes, and don’t fall for this scam. If you live in the Tewksbury area, warn your neighbors and relatives. And if someone comes to your door saying that they represent a State Police charity for Trooper Clardy’s children, you know what to do.
If you would like to actually donate to Trooper Thomas Clardy’s children, you can do so through either of the following two organizations:
- The Clardy Children’s Fund. 42 Main Street, Hudson, Mass. 01749
- The Greg Hill Foundation Donate Online Here
Thoughts and prayers go out to Thomas Clardy’s family, friends, and fellow Troopers.