A funeral home worker is accused of stealing money for the funeral of a boy who died when he was left in a hot car.
Caroline Rich, 37, from Evansville, Indiana allegedly stole more than $19,000 from the family of Oliver Dill.
Oliver died in July at the age of three, after authorities say he was accidentally left inside a hot car at the University of Southern Indiana.
His devastated parents believed the money was going towards a burial plot, headstone and services, according to a Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s probable cause affidavit.
However an investigation found that Rich put just $1,000 of the amount towards the funeral expenses and kept the rest for herself, according to the Evansville Courier & Press.
The Dill family realised something was amiss when they received several invoices showing they still owed a substantial amount of money for the burial service.
After being questioned at the Sheriff’s Operations Center on Wednesday morning, Rich was arrested on three counts of fraud and three counts of theft.
She was booked at the Vanderburgh County Jail, without a bond.
The Nick Alexander Memorial Trust will reimburse the Dill family, according to the affidavit.
SOURCE: Daily Mail, Sophie Tanno