CRIME

Caretaker sentenced for fraud after veteran found dead

The caretaker of an Air Force veteran has been sentenced to four years in prison for using the veteran's credit card as he lay buried underneath a Kentucky home for nine months.

News outlets report that 41-year-old Christy Russell was sentenced Monday and ordered to pay back $32,822 in restitution. Russell pleaded guilty in April to fraudulently using 55-year-old Steven Reis' credit card to take advantage of his veteran benefits.

Authorities aren't sure how Reis came to be buried underneath a vacant Dayton home.

Reis' body was discovered in September and authorities believe he died in January 2015. Police said in a statement that an autopsy couldn't determine his cause of death.

Police say others had also lived in the house with Russell, but no one has been charged.