Tulsa boxing gym recovers fundraising money stolen during event

Tulsa boxing gym recovers fundraising money stolen during event

TULSA, Okla. — A Tulsa boxing gym has its money back after funds from a recent event were stolen.

The Engine Room hosted the Golden Gloves State Championships at the Greenwood Cultural Center over the weekend where police say someone stole a bag of money containing earnings from concession and merchandise sales.

Merchandise from the Golden Gloves State Championships hosted by the Engine Room at the Greenwood Cultural Center.
Merchandise from the Golden Gloves State Championships hosted by the Engine Room at the Greenwood Cultural Center. (FOX23)
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Police say the bag had an estimated $4,000 or $5,000 in it.

Engine Room owner Aaron Sloan worked with officers to get surveillance video showing someone taking the money. Police say the teenager was identified as someone from the Tulsa Boys Home.

Police caught a teen on video taking a bag of money from the Golden Gloves event.
Police caught a teen on video taking a bag of money from the Golden Gloves event. (Tulsa Police Department)

The Engine Room had donated tickets to the home fo the kids could come to the event.

Deputies from the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office went to the Tulsa Boys Home Monday night and found a total of $3,700 in two different rooms.

Sloan told FOX23 he’s glad to have the money back because it all goes toward funding amateur boxing and sending Tulsa area athletes to national boxing events.

No arrests were made but Sloan says the gym plans to press charges.