One of many homeowners of a Conewago Township cemetery was sentenced to 13 months in federal jail after defrauding greater than 200 prospects over a six-year interval, the Division of Justice introduced Tuesday.
Theodore Martin, a former proprietor of Suburban Memorial Gardens, pleaded responsible in Might 2019 to conspiring to commit mail fraud. His spouse, Arminda, pleaded responsible to the identical cost.
The couple defrauded prospects out of an estimated $493,000 between 2003 and 2016, in keeping with Assistant U.S. Legal professional Carl Marchioli.
Following his jail time period, Theodore Martin will serve two years of supervised launch, in keeping with a information launch from the U.S. Division of Justice.
Theodore Martin’s sentence represents a “downward adjustment” of 28 months to account for jail time that he has served for a associated fraud scheme in Ohio, the discharge states.
“The Martins admitted that as an alternative of making use of buyer funds to cemetery companies and merchandise, they embezzled the cash for their very own private achieve, together with for playing,” in keeping with the discharge.
Arminda Martin is scheduled to be sentenced on July 28.
In 2017, the Martins had been sentenced to jail for theft associated to a cemetery they personal in Delaware County, Ohio. Theodore Martin was sentenced to 5 years in jail, and his spouse was sentenced to 4 and a half years in jail in that case.
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