For all the bad rep law enforcement officers get in the media, once in a while a story pops up reminding us that the men and women on duty sometimes are a godsend.
While these officers may not have been at this college student’s house to protect her savings, they were sure to serve up the money that she lost – and more.
Kristin Villanueva and her family were on vacation when an unnamed burglar broke into their house and stole her $6,000 college fund.
The 17-year-old high school graduate and valedictorian of Brampton High School had saved up all of the money by tutoring other students. Now, as she prepares to study materials engineering at The University of Toronto, Kristin was heartbroken to discover the robbery.
The Brampton Police Force then stepped in and created a GoFundMe page to raise money for Kristin.
Since they started the campaign, they have successfully raised over $19,000!
“Kristin has done everything right in her life and was a major contributor to this community,” wrote the officers. “Let’s not allow some burglars to ruin her college experience!!!”