Country star Jimmie Allen says fake GoFundMe pages are being made in Delaware to fraudulently raise money for his Father’s funeral.
Allen, who lived in Milton prior to his rise to fame, took to social media last week to express concerns over what he described as “fake gofundme pages” being made in Delaware, claiming to raise money to aide in the cost of his late Father’s funeral.
The rising country star announced the death of his Dad on Friday, Sept. 20, saying it’s one of the hardest things he’s ever gone through.
“Saying goodbye to my daddy is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do,” Allen said. “As you get older you sometimes think about losing your parents but nothing to prepares you for it.”
Allen first learned that his dad had died while fishing at the Roosevelt Inlet in Lewes, a spot he said was one of their favorite places to fish.
“When I got the news he died I was fishing at one of our favorite spots in Lewes (Roosevelt Inlet),” Allen said via Instagram. “I decided to do something we both enjoyed doing rather than go to the hospital and see him laying there lifeless.”
Allen said as he was reeling in the line he thought about the many cherished memories he shared with his Father fishing there.
“I’m gonna miss the man that raised me on country music and who I give credit for my career today, the man that taught me the meaning of hard work. I love you dad and I’m thankful for the time we had,” Allen said. “Wherever you are now I hope I showed you I love you and how much you mean to me. Miss you Big Jim”
WGMD was not able to locate the fraudulent GoFundMe pages referenced by the country singer. We reached out to Allen’s manager who has yet to respond to a request for comment.