Guardian of slain officer’s son’s estate charged with theft

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.

Indiana State Police say 31-year-old Josie M. Huff of Robinson, Illinois, was arrested Thursday on one felony count of theft. 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 while helping search for a homicide suspect.

State police say Huff allegedly misused and misappropriated $248,653.81 in funds from her son’s estate for “self-gain.”