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Aurora Asking Charities To Register With City

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A gunman opened fire on people attending "The Dark Knight Rises" debut at the Century 16 theaters at the Aurora Mall on July 20, 2012. (credit: CBS)

A gunman opened fire on people attending “The Dark Knight Rises” debut at the Century 16 theaters at the Aurora Mall on July 20, 2012. (credit: CBS)

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AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Aurora is asking charities raising money for theater shooting victims to register with the city to prevent fraud and give donors assurance that their money is going to a good cause.

Police chief Daniel Oates told people at a community meeting on Friday that some possible fundraising scams are being investigated.

Besides charities that are raising money, the city itself has been accepting both in-kind and monetary donations through its finance department. The city says it has established an account for the donations and is working to figure out the best way to help victims and their families with the money.

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