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Sellersburg man accused of stealing prepaid funeral service funds

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Sellersburg, Ind. man is charged with taking advantage of a family at a most vulnerable time.

Robert Kraft is charged with theft and the unlawful use of prepaid funeral service funds.

Court records show Kraft is a former employee of a business that once sold coffins at retail.

In Clark County, he's accused of taking $4,700 from a Jeffersonville resident in exchange for coffins to be provided when they were needed.

"Indiana law requires that money paid to someone for funeral services be placed into a trust or escrow account and held there for that purpose," said Jeremy Mull, Clark County Prosecutor. "In this case, Mr. Kraft did not do that. He took that money and spent it for his own personal gain."

Kraft has yet to be arrested in Indiana. He's charged with at least 13 counts of similar crimes in Louisville and awaits trial in June.

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