Jun 29, 2016 1:16 PM

Woman who allegedly stole from friend's funeral GoFundMe account indicted

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NASHUA - A grand jury has indicted Krystal Gentley on a charge theft by unauthorized taking for allegedly setting up a GoFundMe page to raise money to help pay for her friend's funeral and then absconding with the cash.

If the convicted, the 27-year-old faces up to 15 years in prison and a $4,000 fine.

READ: UPDATE: Hudson woman admitted to stealing GoFundMe cash to pay for gastric bypass, not friend's funeral

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.

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