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Henderson County authorities: Woman stole money intended for funeral expenses

Amanda Mitchell (Source: Henderson County Jail) Amanda Mitchell (Source: Henderson County Jail)
HENDERSON COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -

Deputies with the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a woman accused of taking $2,800 which was intended to pay for someone’s daughter’s funeral expenses.

Amanda Mitchell, 25, of Kemp, is charged with misapplication of fiduciary property. She was arrested on the charge on Friday and is being held on a $10,000 bond.

According to an arrest affidavit released to KLTV on Tuesday, a woman reported to the sheriff’s office on Feb. 2 that Mitchell had set up a GoFundMe account on Dec. 4, and she was to be the beneficiary.  She said the account was to pay for the funeral expenses of her daughter and said Mitchell only gave her $800 of $3,626.17 that had been raised.

The woman provided documentation from GoFundMe which showed Mitchell had withdrawn the money, according to the affidavit.

According to the affidavit, the detective then received subpoenaed documents from GoFundMe and developed enough evidence to arrest Mitchell.

A judge signed the arrest warrant on Friday.

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