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December 21, 2014
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Ex-funeral director gets 10 years for stealing burial money
(2007-08-09)
(WOUB) - A former central Ohio funeral director has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for stealing nearly $1 million from clients and insurance companies.

Brent Peters owned the Mader-Peters Funeral Home in Circleville. He pleaded guilty in May to charges accusing him of stealing from prepaid funeral contracts, forging documents and fraudulently collecting life insurance payments.

A Pickaway County judge yesterday sentenced Peters on two counts of felony aggravated theft. He may not apply for early release until he has devised a workable plan to repay his 151 victims.

Peters apologized to the packed courtroom, saying he's been a prisoner of his own crimes.

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