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Former Maplewood Funeral Home Owners Accused of Embezzlement

Two former owners of a Maplewood funeral home are accused of stealing almost $44,000 over a 20-year period from customers who applied for burial insurance. Two former owners of a Maplewood funeral home are accused of stealing almost $44,000 over a 20-year period from customers who applied for burial insurance. |  Photo: WDIO-TV/File

Associated Press
Created: February 16, 2020 09:20 AM

MINNEAPOLIS - Two former owners of a Maplewood funeral home are accused of stealing almost $44,000 over a 20-year period from customers who applied for burial insurance.

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David Thorsell and E. Peter Vasey allegedly used funds intended for customers’ burial services to pay for funeral home expenses.

Each owner is charged with two counts of insurance fraud/embezzlement and one count of theft by swindle. No lawyer is listed for either man.

Both owners’ licenses to practice mortuary science were revoked as a result of the investigation.

Vasey and Thorsell are expected to make their first appearance in court on March 12.

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