Funeral Fraud

Funeral Fraud

WINNIPEG - A fraud charge has been laid against a former funeral director after a two and a half year investigation by the Winnipeg Police Service Financial Crimes Unit.

49 year old Chad Wheeler faces one count of fraud over $5,000 after 139 victims reported losses of $300,000.

Court of Queen's Bench ordered Wheeler's funeral home into receivership and appointed a trustee. That's when investigators were made aware of several individuals who purchased pre-arranged funeral plans.

Wheeler has a court date in January.

TOPICS:   Winnipeg Crime

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