Woman says she took fire donations but didn't do wrong

Woman says she took fire donations but didn't do wrong »Play Video
These are file photos taken a few weeks ago from Ellensburg Community Closet where they've been accepting and distributing donations to victims of the Taylor Bridge Fire.
ELLENSBURG, Wash. -- Kallee Knudson says she was volunteering at the Ellensburg Community Closet the day Kaysee Hancock came in.

The closet popped up after the Taylor Bridge Fire as a place for victims to receive donated items.

Kallee says Hancock told them she needed items for a single mom who lost her home.

Kallee happened to know that mom as well and questioned if that's where the items were really going.

But Hancock was still allowed to load up her car.

Problem is -- deputies say those items never got to the single mom they were intended for.

I asked Jennifer if Hancock ever reached out to her.

"No, not me personally," Jennifer said.

In fact the items popped up for sale on a swap site.

Deputies set up a sting and say Hancock tried to sell them the donated stuff.

She was arrested.

Over the phone, Hancock claims she was told the donations were up for grabs.

"She told us that we could have whatever we wanted because they had too much stuff," Hancock said.

Volunteers at the Community Closet disagree. Kallee says no one told Kaysee she could take what she wants.

"No. No, those words have never come out of our mouth to anyone, really," Kallee said.

Because of a fear of scams, the Community Closet is now in a new location and the address isn't being made public.

People can get donations by appointment only.

"It's not gonna stop us from what we're doing down here," Kallee said.

As for Hancock, she's out of jail but facing two counts of trafficking stolen goods. She said she apologizes for what she did.

The mom who should have gotten the donations isn't bitter about the whole thing.

"I really just don't have time for anger in my life, I've just been circled with so much love," Jennifer said.