CARLISLE, PA. - The Cumberland County District Attorney’s office announced Wednesday that it has deceptive business charges against Boyd Lee Myers Jr., 51, of Mechanicsburg, the former owner of Myers Funeral Home.
Myers was charged with 102 counts of Deceptive Business Practices, 33 counts of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition, 30 counts of Insurance Fraud, 95 counts of Theft by Deception, 102 counts of Misapplication of Entrusted Property and 101 counts of Dealing in Proceeds of Unlawful Activities, according to a press release issued by District Attorney David J. Freed.
The charges stem from an investigation regarding the misappropriation of preneed funeral funds when the defendant was the funeral home director of Myers Funeral Home, Inc. at 37 East Main St., Mechanicsburg, the release said. To avoid confusion, the defendant no longer has anything to do with the funeral home profession and no affiliation with the Myers-Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory, Ltd. which is located at the same address.
The charges were a result of months of investigation consisting of reviewing volumes of documents and interviewing scores of witnesses. Throughout the investigation the current funeral home has been assisting authorities in the investigation and affected client families, Freed said.
“I am pleased that this complex investigation has reached the charging stage,” Freed said in the release. “A representative of our office met recently with a large number of the case victims to lay out the next steps. We are mindful that these allegations involve serious issues in the victims lives and will continue to do all we can to minimize their impact.”