Bucks County funeral director accused of stealing from clients

BUCKS COUNTY (WPVI) -- The owner of Bucks County funeral home will likely spend years in prison for stealing nearly $300,000 from his clients.

Prosecutors say 53-year-old David Faust, used Faust Funeral Home, to forge death certificates for 54 customers who pre-paid for funeral expenses then collected those funds for his own use.

He also accepted more than $100,000 in disability benefits he didn't need.

Faust has pleaded guilty to nine separate crimes.

A sentencing date has not yet been set, but officials say the punishment will be significant.

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