Cops: Woman Looted GoFundMe Funeral Fund

Police say Krystal Gentley set up the fund, then took the money
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 4, 2016 4:49 PM CDT
Cops: Woman Looted GoFundMe Funeral Fund
Krystal Gentley's mugshot from the Nashua Police Department, via NECN.   (Nashua Police via NECN)

Police say a New Hampshire woman stole more than $5,000 from a GoFundMe account she created to cover funeral costs for a family whose daughter died, the AP reports. Nashua police said Monday that 26-year-old Krystal Gentley approached the family last year and asked if she could create the fund. Police say the girl's mother asked Gentley to close the fund around Thanksgiving as they neared the date of the memorial service. It had over $5,000. Gentley agreed but never arrived at the service. When the mother called GoFundMe, she was told the account was closed and the money withdrawn. Gentley was charged with felony theft. (More GoFundMe stories.)

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