Homefront Heroes Board Members Resign, Have Questions For Police On Funding

The Board of Directors for Homefront Heroes has resigned and says it is going to ask local police to look into misuse of funds. The group has provided care packages to troops and support for local family who are waiting for troops to return home.

11 News has been told the Homefront Heroes board resigned for a number of reasons, one of them being allegations of misuse of funding. Phyllis Derby, President of Homefront Heroes, says she is not concerned about the allegations because she has nothing to hide.

The Homefront Heroes books are being audited. Derby says in Homefront Heroes all checks must have two signatures for them to be valid.

11 News has seen no proof of any financial discrepancy's, but former board members are meeting with the Grand Junction Police Department to discuss the situation later in the week.

In addition, District Attorney Pete Hautzinger received an anonymous packet concerning the same allegations. He has not determined what, if anything, will be done with this information.

The group Operation Interdependence will be setting up volunteers in Grand Junction to start sending care packages to troops. So far, the only person registered with Operation Interdependence is former Homefront Hero member Greg Mershel.

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