Guardian of slain officer’s son’s estate charged with theft exceeding $200,000
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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — An Illinois woman who oversees the estate of a slain Terre Haute police officer’s son has been arrested for allegedly stealing more than $200,000 from the boy’s estate.
Josie M. Huff, 31, of Robinson, Illinois, was arrested Thursday on one felony count of theft, Indiana State Police said. She was being held at the Crawford County Jail in Robinson, but will be moved to Sullivan County, Indiana, and held on a $15,000 bond, state police said.
Huff is guardian of the estate for her child, who is the son of late Terre Haute Police Officer Robert Shawn “Rob” Pitts, who died in a May 2018 shootout as officers were pur- suing a homicide suspect.
State police said investigators received information from a family member that Huff had misused and misappropriated funds for “self-gain“ totaling $248,653.81. After reviewing the investigation, Sullivan County Prosecutor Ann Mischler obtained an arrest warrant.
Online Indiana court records do not list an attorney who could speak on Huff’s behalf.