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Police investigate alleged misuse of funds raised for boy killed in Townsville car crash

A Queensland mother whose son was one of four teenagers who died in a car accident has been accused of misuse of his funeral funds.

Lesley-Lee Hill, 28, attended her 13-year-old son Lucius Baira-Hill ‘s funeral in Townsville on 18 June after his death 11 days earlier.

“I just want to say I’m sorry Lucius,” she told the service through tears.

“I’m sorry I wasn’t there for you when you needed me.

“But I’m here now.

“You’re the strongest person I’ve ever met in my life.

“I’m sorry Luie.”

A GoFundMe page has raised $6,665 to pay for Lucius’ funeral.

Hill was charged with theft and bail infringement offences on Monday.

“The (fraud) charge relates to the misuse of money donated to a fundraiser,” a Queensland police spokesman told

Hill was due Tuesday to face Townsville Magistrates Court.

The GoFundMe page is disabled.

Lucius died in the crash with three girls aged 14, 15 and 17, which caused an outpouring of grief.

A 14-year-old boy currently faces charges behind the wheel of the stolen vehicle.

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