Apr 12, 2016 12:13 PM
GoFundMe replaces money stolen from grieving Hudson family
HUDSON - The family robbed of $5,355 in donations for their daughter's funeral will now get that money back from the online fundraising site GoFundMe.com.
The family of Tabatha Lynn Fauteux, 26, lost their daughter to an overdose last November. Friend Krystal Gently, 26, of Nashua, set up an account on GoFundMe to raise money to pay for Fauteux's funeral expenses. When the family checked the account, they learned Gently allegedly stole every dime, police said. Gently was charged with felony theft.
Kelsey Little, spokesperson for the crowdfunding site, said the company is working to replace the $5,355 stolen from the account.
"We want to make sure they receive the help they need during this distressing time," Little said. "Fraud is very rare on the GoFundMe platform, but when it does happen, we do everything we can to make sure that those affected get the help they need."
Gently will be arraigned May 17 in Nashua District Court.