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Money missing from Chad Oulson family account

Pasco sheriff's deputies are investigating how money has gone missing from a charity account set up for the family of a man shot to death inside a Wesley Chapel movie theater in January.

The account was set up for the family of Chad Oulson, who was shot by Curtis Reeves Jr., a retired Tampa police captain.

Investigators are following several leads and have issued one subpoena. Authorities would not comment on how much is missing or whether they have any suspects.

Oulson, 43, was with his wife, Nicole, about to watch the movie Lone Survivor, when an argument broke out between the two men. Authorities said Reeves became upset because Oulson was texting during previews.

Reeves said Oulson threw his popcorn and another object at him. He fired his .380 semiautomatic pistol and hit Oulson in the chest.

Reeves is charged with second-degree murder. He was granted bail and released from jail last month, but he must wear an ankle monitor and his travel is restricted.

A trial date has not been set.

Nicole Oulson's attorney, TJ Grimaldi, said in an email sent late Friday night that "Nicole and the family are devastated, not about the money itself, but over the fact that the community offered their support only to be taken advantage of.

"Nicole, however, is attempting to continue to focus on the positive and appreciates the continued support of the community at large during this difficult time."

Money missing from Chad Oulson family account 08/15/14 [Last modified: Saturday, August 16, 2014 9:40am]
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