Woman accused of stealing $5,000 from GoFundMe funeral account waives court hearing
NASHUA — A woman who is accused of setting up and then stealing from a GoFundMe account to help a family with their daughter’s funeral expenses waived her probable cause hearing Tuesday.
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The matter will now be bound to the Hillsborough County Superior Court South and a grand jury will decide whether or not there is enough evidence to indict 27-year-old Krystal Gentley on a felony theft by deception charge.
According to court paperwork, the Nashua native admitted to taking $5,000 from the account set up to help bury Tabitha Fauteux, her friend who died of a heroin overdose in November 2015.
Gentley told investigators she took the money because her husband lost his job and she needed the money to buy Christmas presents and to pay for her gastric bypass surgery bills. However, the court documents state she told police she intended to pay it back once her husband got another job.
Gentley could spend up to 15 years in prison if she’s convicted.