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Greeley funeral director guilty of forgery, theft

By: The Associated Press
December 5, 2013 Updated: December 5, 2013 at 8:59 pm
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GREELEY— A former Greeley funeral home director has been convicted of forgery and theft for charging families for funeral arrangements while taking state funds for the same services.

The Tribune reports that 45-year-old Paul Acuna was found guilty Thursday (http:/goo.gl/6j97xF ).

Acuna was convicted of bilking a program offered by the Department of Human Services that helps low-income families afford funeral arrangements. Under the death reimbursement program, families of deceased can request assistance of up to $1,500.

But in order for anyone to be eligible for the program, total funeral costs cannot exceed $2,500. Prosecutors said Acuna agreed to one contract with the families but submitted a second to the Department of Human Services. That allowed him to funnel money into his personal accounts.

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