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Dayton funeral home owner faces theft charges

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A former director of a funeral home in southwest Ohio is facing charges of theft, tampering of records and other felony counts.

Owner Scherrie McLin is accused of accepting money for prepaid funeral expenses and using the funds for personal use.

Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr. said Tuesday McLin illegally converted more than $200,000 for so-called "pre-needs" contracts from more than 50 people.

Heck says a grand jury has indicted McLin on 17 felony counts, including theft from an elderly or disabled person.

Heck's office says no attorney of record is listed for McLin yet.

Last year, more than 50 boxes of cremated human remains were found at a house McLin co-owned that was under foreclosure. The charges Tuesday stemmed from an investigation that was unrelated to the remains.

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