Cops: Woman looted GoFundMe account for girl’s funeral costs

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — 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.

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 When the mother called GoFundMe, she was told the account was closed and the money withdrawn.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 and released on bail. Her arraignment is scheduled for May 17.


A phone number for her couldn’t be found. It wasn’t clear if she had an attorney.