Palmetto man arrested after allegedly stealing $100,000 in hurricane relief funds

William Luff
William Luff(Palmetto Police)
Published: Oct. 4, 2022 at 7:17 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 5, 2022 at 7:01 AM EDT
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UPDATED Oct. 5 with suspect in custody.

PALMETTO, Fla. (WWSB) - A man is in custody after police say he stole $100,000 earmarked for hurricane relief from a Moose lodge in Palmetto.

Palmetto Police say they found William Andrew Luff in Tampa Tuesday night, and arrested him with the help of Tampa Police.

Investigators say Luff stole the money from the Palmetto Moose Lodge, which was preparing to send funds to south Florida Moose Lodge chapters for disaster relief.

Police say Luff was cooperative, and a majority of the stolen cash was recovered and will soon be returned to the Moose lodge.