- Associated Press - Friday, October 9, 2015

CANTON, Ohio (AP) - A former funeral home director in northeastern Ohio has been found guilty of misappropriating $85,000 from clients who paid for prearranged funeral services.

The (Canton) Repository reports (https://bit.ly/1Lae7I1 ) a judge on Thursday found 62-year-old Robert Lewis guilty of a fourth-degree grand theft charge.

The charge stems from Lewis’s time as the director and owner of a funeral home in Canton, located about 60 miles south of Cleveland.

Prosecutors say between 2006 and 2012, Lewis received payments from about 20 clients for prearranged services, but the money was not placed into a trust or insurance fund as required by state law.

Prosecutors say Lewis has not paid back the funds for any of the victims named in court records.

Lewis is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 4.


Information from: The Repository, https://www.cantonrep.com

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