Former owner of Ohio funeral home pleads guilty

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio funeral home owner charged with taking money for prepaid funeral expenses for her personal use has been convicted of theft and other charges.

Montgomery County’s prosecutor says 53-year-old Scherrie McLin pleaded guilty Wednesday in Dayton to 12 counts including theft from an elderly or disabled person, grand theft, tampering with government records and violation of pre-needs contracts.

Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr. says the former McLin Funeral Home owner was convicted of accepting and illegally converting more than $200,000 from over 60 people who paid in advance through so-called “pre-needs” contracts for funeral arrangements. Sentencing will be Sept. 12.

Messages were left for McLin’s attorney.

The charges weren’t related to last year’s discovery of more than 50 boxes of cremated human remains at a house McLin co-owned.

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