NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18)– Nicholasville Police are warning people to be careful about where you donate money after they say a man has been approaching people asking for money for a charity event that involved the police department. Officers say they are not affiliated.
Police say they received calls about a man who appears to be in a law enforcement uniform, asking for donations. He reportedly told customers at Walmart and Rite Aid that he was taking part in a golf scramble for homeless veterans that the police department was a part of.
“That’s not true, we’re not working with this guy we don’t know really what’s going on. Obviously, if he does follow through in donating that money to that worthy cause then absolutely, but at this point, we’re in no way affiliated with them,” said Sgt. Kevin Grimes with Nicholasville Police.
The man who police identified as Myke J. Lacewell has not been charged with a crime, police say he never specifically identified himself as a police officer, though his security uniform may have misled folks.
They say they’re still looking into whether his cause is legitimate.
“If you ever have a question about it, call us, we’ll be glad to tell you if that’s someone or something or an organization that we’re actually working with,” said Grimes.