RICHMOND, Ky. (WKYT) - The friends and family of Linda Abney have had a rough few weeks. On February 1, Linda, along with Jack Young and his son, Jack Jr., were killed in a Madison County house fire.
"Yeah that was a big shock. It was a tragic thing, really," said family friend Sandra Amburgey.
Now it's gotten even tougher. Police have accused Abney's daughter, Amy Fuson, of stealing her mother's identity in order to get pills. They say ten days after the fire, Fuson went to the CVS pharmacy on East Main Street in Richmond and filled her mother's anti-anxiety pill prescription, forging her mother's signature. Police arrested Fuson on the 15th, just a couple of hours before the family had planned to gather for a final goodbye.
"Hard...it was the day of Linda's layout...it was hard," Amburgey said.
Fuson declined an interview at the Madison County Detention Center, but according to her arrest citation, police say she told them she was picking up that prescription for Kentucky State Police as part of an investigation they were doing. A trooper at the Kentucky State Police post in Richmond, though, said they don't know anything about that.
"I don't know what to think, to be honest with you. I don't know," Amburgey said.