Carlton says she's asked Reeves to turn over the money on multiple occasions, but nearly two months after the run that hasn't happened.
Carlton provided copies of a text exchange with Reeves. In one text Reeves stated, "as for sending out the check, I can't do anything without board approval."
The St. Louis Better Business Bureau recently investigated Reeves.
In a brief phone interview with BBB, Reeves said her board recently approved releasing the money to the patient, but said the charity first needed a “paper trail” that included two forms of identification and copies of the man’s medical bills. She said the board is composed of herself, her husband, her daughter and others who she declined to identify.
Michelle Reeves declined an on camera interview with News 4, but agreed to speak on the record by phone.
Reeves began a brief interview with Investigative Reporter Chris Nagus but Reeves abruptly ended the call.
Reeves told Nagus: "lets just say Melissa contacted me oh probably around the first part of August, maybe the middle part of August, and wanted to know how she was going to do this fund raiser for Brian. She wanted to know the donations. Oh, I apologize let me call you right back, I have to take this call on the other line. I will call you right back ok I apologize."
Reeves never called back, and as of November 23rd Williams still hasn't received any funds from the charity event.
Williams is recovering after enduring multiple rounds of chemotherapy. His friends have created a Gofundme page to help with expenses.
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