HULMEVILLE, Pa. (CBS) — More charges against a Bucks County funeral director, including that he forged a death certificate of a woman who is still alive.
David Faust, 52 was already charged with forging doctors’ signatures on death certificates, now the Hulmeville funeral director is facing new charges he misappropriated nearly $300,000 from 54 clients who had pre-paid for funeral services.
According to charging documents, Faust is also accused of forging the death certificate of one woman, saying she died of cancer in 2003. He took almost $9,000 from her account.
Detectives found the woman still alive and she told them, contrary to her death certificate, she’s never been diagnosed with cancer.
“Our detective made a phone call and quickly determined that person was still alive,” said Deputy Bucks County District Attorney Marc Furber.
Faust signed that death certificate as the funeral services licensee, but the doctor’s name was illegible with an invalid license number.
The new charges include theft by deception, identity theft, and forgery.