A 34-year-old man has been indicted for defrauding contributors to an organization he established after the Dec. 14, 2012 school shooting in Newtown. The 26.4.26 Foundation was supposed to raise money for victims\u2019 families, teacher memorials, school safety efforts and related causes. Instead, federal prosecutors allege, Bruce used most of the money to enrich himself or boost the business he owns. Several of the victim contributors are from Connecticut, according to federal officials. Charged with wire fraud Robert Terry Bruce, 34, of Nashville, Tenn., was charged in Connecticut with six counts of wire fraud. He could face up to 20 years in prison on each count. The indictment had been returned under seal by a New Haven federal grand jury on Feb. 4, and Bruce was arrested on Feb. 13 in Tennessee. \u201cCreating a fraudulent charity to exploit a tragedy for personal gain is unconscionable,\u201d said Kevin J. Kline, acting special agent in charge of the FBI\u2019s New Haven Division. New Hampshire event According to the indictment, Bruce founded \u201c26.4.26,\u201d an organization that began soliciting charitable donations after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in late 2012. In early 2013, Bruce allegedly solicited and received contributions to 26.4.26 in connection with a charity athletic event in Gilford, N.H., called the Schools 4 Schools run. Bruce promoted the event via social media, and solicited contributions to 26.4.26 through an online PayPal account by representing to potential donors that the purpose of the event was \u201cto help raise funds for increased school safety, families of victims, memorials to teacher heroes, awareness and prevention in schools across America,\u201d according to prosecutors. Bruce further represented to potential donors that \u201call proceeds will go to the 26.4.26 Foundation,\u201d states the indictment. Tennessee event The indictment further alleges that, in early 2013, Bruce also solicited contributions to 26.4.26 in connection with a charity athletic event in Tennessee called CrossFit Cares. As he had in the New Hampshire event, Bruce promoted the event via social media, and solicited contributions to 26.4.26 through PayPal by representing to potential donors that \u201call proceeds will go to the 26.4.26 Foundation\u201d and that the \u201cmission of 26.4.26 is to provide funding for the families of victims, memorials for teacher heroes and to increase safety in schools across the country,\u201d prosecutors said. Rather than using the funds raised to support his purported mission, the indictment alleges that Bruce used most of the funds to enrich himself and to support his personal training business. \u2018Serves as a warning\u2019 Following his arrest on Feb. 13, Bruce appeared in federal court in Nashville and was released on a $20,000 bond. His arraignment in Connecticut is scheduled for Feb. 23 in Hartford. \u201cThis arrest serves as a warning to anyone who attempts to profit from the tragedy at Sandy Hook,\u201d said Deirdre M. Daly, U.S. attorney for Connecticut. \u201cWith the assistance of the FBI, we will continue to prioritize the investigation of fraudulent schemes that exploit the generosity of donors responding to this tragedy," Daly said. The case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Susan Wines of the U.S. Attorney\u2019s Office for Connecticut. Daly also acknowledged the assistance provided by the U.S. Attorney\u2019s Office for the Middle District of Tennessee.