Former Olympian Lisa Curry and her family have been targeted by online fraudsters who set up a fake fundraising page after the death of her daughter.
The fake fundraising page was created under the name of Curry’s husband, Mark Tabone, who expressed his disgust at the act and warned everyone it had nothing to do with him.
“There has been an account created on Facebook cloned as me, Do not accept friendship or GoFundMe, we did not do this! I’m reporting to Facebook, it’s disgusting!” Mr Tabone wrote.
A link to the fraudulent fundraiser was posted in the comments of a tribute Mr Tabone made to Ms Kenny.
Venting her fury online, a grieving Curry also posted her own warning about the fake fundraiser.
News Corp yesterday reported that Ms Kenny, whose father is the former Ironman champion Grant Kenny, had been battling an eating disorder.
Eating Disorder Recovery Coach Millie Thomas posted a tribute to Ms Kenny on her Facebook page, writing her heart was “shattered into a million pieces”.
“Fly high my darling Jaimi. You are my best friend + my soul sister + you always will be,” she wrote.
“My heart is shattered into a million pieces right now – I can’t fathom life without you.”
“So loved. So beautiful. So kind to everyone… So painful. I can barely breathe,” she wrote.