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Townsville woman sentenced for misusing GoFundMe money intended for son’s funeral




A Queensland mum who lost her son in a car crash which also claimed the lives of three other teenagers has avoided jail for misusing funds raised to pay for his funeral.

Lesley-Lee Hill pleaded guilty at Townsville Magistrates Court on Wednesday to fraudulently obtaining more than $3000 from a GoFundMe page.

The page was set up after the death of Hill’s son Lucius Baira-Hill in June 2020.

The 13-year-old died with three girls aged 14, 15 and 17 in the crash in Townsville, with the 14-year-old boy allegedly driving the car containing the children now facing charges.

Prosecutors alleged Hill and Lucius’ father were the beneficiaries of the GoFundMe page.

Lesley-Lee Hill, the mother of Townsville crash victim Lucius Baira-Hill, at his…

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