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Ex-funeral director accused of stealing $750K pleads guilty

Posted: 8:05 PM, Jun 03, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-03 20:05:58-04

NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio — A former funeral director accused of stealing more than $750,000 from an Ohio funeral home has pleaded guilty to charges including aggravated theft and forgery.

The Times-Reporter in New Philadelphia reports 55-year-old Martin Feldner pleaded guilty to nine counts last week.

He could face up to 38 years in prison. His sentencing hasn’t been scheduled.

A message seeking comment was left Monday for his attorney, Kevin Cox.

Feldner was accused of embezzling from Addy Funeral Home between 2010 and 2018. The alleged theft was discovered after his employment there.

In a related civil case, Feldner has been ordered to pay the funeral home more than $2.3 million in reimbursement, damages and fees. Claims related to Feldner’s wife are still active in that case.