Police say as the result of a complaint received by the owner of Niagara Funeral Home located in Niagara Falls, police have laid 7 fraud related charges against former employee, 63 year old Paul Butler of the City of Niagara Falls.

After a lengthy investigation by the Central Fraud Unit, it was discovered that Mr. Butler had misappropriated funds received from customers in relation to their pre-paid funeral arrangements.  Mr. Butler surrendered himself to police on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 and was remanded into custody following a bail hearing.

All customers believed to be affected, have been contacted directly by respresentatives of Niagara Funeral Home.  If you have any concerns regarding your dealings with Mr. Butler during his employment with Niagara Funeral Home, please contact representatives at 905-356-8665.  If you have any information in relation to this investigation, please contact Detective Rancourt of the Niagara Regional Police at 905-688-4111 ext. 5030

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