PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) -- It's a disturbing crime. Police say a man scammed people by pretending to be raising money for a child's funeral.
Police say David Pugh went door-to-door in the Virgie community, of Pike County, to get donations.
But police say the child Pugh claimed to be raising money for doesn't exist.
After receiving multiple calls about him, police arrested him outside of a business Tuesday.
"His dead child. His dead nephew. His sick nephew who needed a transplant. Whatever he could say to get someone to give him a little bit of money," said Jeanie Bartley, who lives in Virgie.
So far, police have charged Pugh with disorderly conduct.
They say he admitted using the money he collected to support his suboxone addiction.