Lesley-Lee Hill is spoken to by the police after money for the funeral of son Lucius goes missing in a car accident
Mother of teenage boy who was killed in a stolen car horror accident ‘helps the police’ after allegations that the $ 7,000 donated by prosperity for his funeral has been spent
- Lesley-Lee Hill, 28, is the mother of Lucius Baira-Hill, 13, who died in a car accident
- The GoFundMe page was created to raise money for Lucius’ funeral on June 18
- The $ 7,000 was allegedly misused and police are now investigating
- Cayenne Nona, 14, Rayveena Coolwell, 15, Aaliyah Tappa Brown, 17, also died
A mother who lost her teenage son in a horror crash is reportedly sued by police after $ 7,000 in donations for his funeral disappeared.
Lesley-Lee Hill is the mother of 13-year-old Lucius Baira-Hill, who died instantly when the allegedly stolen Kia Sorento in which he was driving cut off a roundabout, turned it over and struck a light tower in Townsville on June 7.
Three other teens were killed in the crash and several GoFundMe pages were set up to raise money for funeral expenses.
Lucius’s funeral was held on June 18, but in the days surrounding it, the $ 7,000 was reportedly taken from the donation fund and used.
Ms. Hill, 28, is now one of many people reportedly assisting the police with questions about the disappearance of the money.
Lesley-Lee Hill, 28, (photo) is the mother of Lucius Baira-Hill, 13, who died in a car accident on June 7
13-year-old Lucius (pictured) died after the allegedly stolen car he was driving hit a light tower in Townsville, Queensland
Child Protection Officer and Detective Senior Sergeant Dave Miles said the money was taken out of the fund in one transaction.
He said the police know who paid for the funeral and believe none of the funds on the GoFundMe page have been used.
“Our investigation is currently focused on what happened to that money, as the investigation revealed that the aim was to fund the funeral, but in fact it did not and the money was taken up for other purposes,” Det Snr Sgt Miles said.
In general, most of these GoFundMe pages are for charities and they are done for good reasons. Unfortunately, there are people in society who occasionally take advantage of tragic situations. ‘
The GoFundMe pages set up for the other victims are not investigated.
Ms. Hill, who had been detained at the time of her son’s death, appeared in Townsville Magistrates Court on Friday.
She received a bail variation after she was released on June 10 from a motor vehicle abuse count.
Hill (photo with son Lucius) speaks to police after $ 7,000 in donations for her son’s funeral was misused
The car (pictured) turned off a roundabout before hitting a light tower on June 7 at around 4:30 AM
Her bail was changed to allow her to leave the house to attend counseling sessions without her mother, the Townsville Bulletin reported.
Cayenne Nona, 14, Rayveena Coolwell, 15, and Aaliyah Tappa Brown, 17, also died in the crash.
In the photos, a severely destroyed white Kia Sorrento was seen upside down at the intersection.
The 14-year-old alleged driver was charged with a series of offenses, including the dangerous driving of a motor vehicle that resulted in death, two cases of wrongful use of a motor vehicle, burglary and possession of dangerous drugs.
The police know who paid for the funeral and think none of the funds on the GoFundMe page have been used (photo Lesley-Lee Hill)