Ex-funeral home owner in Ohio gets 4 years

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A former funeral home director in southwest Ohio has been sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to taking prepaid funeral expenses for personal use.

Fifty-three-year-old Scherrie McLin was convicted on 12 felony counts, including grand theft, theft from an elderly or disabled person, tampering with government records and violation of “pre-needs contracts.” Those are contracts in which people pay in advance for their funeral arrangements.

McLin was also ordered to repay the more than $200,000 from pre-needs contracts she converted to her own use. She owned McLin Funeral Home in Dayton.

The Dayton Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/18TQHEf ) McLin told victims in Montgomery County Common Pleas court Thursday that she will get a job and pay them back after she is released from prison.

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