Woman Faces Charges For Faking Daughter’s Death

Angela Boyd allegedly took money to pay for bogus funeral.

RICHMOND, Ind. — An eastern Indiana woman faces criminal charges after faking the death of her daughter and arranging her funeral last month, authorities say.

Wayne County prosecutors have filed a felony charge of attempted theft against 38-year-old Angela Boyd.

She is charged with arranging to have a funeral for her 15-year-old daughter at New Life Ministries Church of the Nazarene after telling the pastor that the girl had been raped and murdered by her father in Iowa.

The Palladium-Item reports a collection was taken up for Boyd, but during the Nov. 9 funeral service Boyd’s brother told the congregation that the girl was still alive in Iowa.

An arrest warrant was issued for Boyd, who a county jail staffer said Wednesday hadn’t yet been brought in.

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