A former funeral home director is facing hundreds of charges related to stealing funds from grieving customers. Boyd Lee Myers Jr., 51, the former funeral director of Myers Funeral Home, Inc., at 37 East Main Street, is accused of misappropriating "pre-need" funeral funds.
Myers was charged with 102 counts of Deceptive Business Practices, 33 counts of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition, 30 counts of Insurance Fraud, 95 counts of Theft by Deception, 102 counts of Misapplication of Entrusted Property and 101 counts of Dealing in Proceeds of Unlawful Activities.
District Attorney David J. Freed stated "I am pleased that this complex investigation has reached the charging stage. A representative of our office met recently with a large number of the case victims to lay out the next steps. We are mindful that these allegations involve serious issues in the victims lives and will continue to do all we can to minimize their impact."
Myers was arraigned and waived his Preliminary Hearing before Magisterial District Judge Howell. Bail was set in the amount of $200,000.00 unsecured and the defendant was required to surrender his passport and be processed.
The District Attorney's Office stressed that Myers is no longer affiliated with the funeral home profession in any way and that the the current funeral home, the Myers-Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory, Ltd., located at the same address, has been assisting authorities in the investigation and affected client families.
The Myers Buhrig Funeral Home released a statement saying they have voluntarily extended a full principal credit plus interest for the money stolen from each victim.