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Former Philly sportscaster Don Tollefson faces felony charges

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Published On: Feb 18 2014 07:28:51 AM CST
Updated On: Feb 18 2014 02:24:49 PM CST

Don Tollefson accused of mismanaging money

WARMINSTER TWP., Pa. -

Former Philadelphia television sportscaster Don Tollefson has been charged in what authorities said is the theft of more than $100,000 meant to go to charitable organizations.

Bucks County prosecutors allege that Tollefson fraudulently solicited money for charities including the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania, the Salvation Army and the Brad Fox Foundation and then misappropriated the money, victimizing more than 100 people.

Tollefson is charged with felony theft and dealing in the proceeds of unlawful activity as well as misdemeanor violations of state law governing charities.

Investigators said anyone else allegedly victimized should call Warminster Township police at 215-343-0100 or 215-672-1000.

Tollefson's attorney Michael McGovern told the Philadelphia Daily News in December that any allegedly misappropriated money was due to "organizational failures" on his client's part, "not malice, not avarice and certainly not criminal conduct."