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Funeral parlour manager admits ripping off customers

An Austrian funeral parlour manager has been arrested after he was caught digging deep into company funds to finance a gambling addiction.

The 50-year-old man kept the money paid by customers for burials and other funeral services and even went round to clients who had rented short-term burial plots and offered special discounts for a 10 year extension.

This cash he also pocketed – and he was caught out when he started selling grave ornaments and pocketing the cash as well which was noticed when managers did a stock check.

He admitted burying the deficit in the books by fiddling the numbers and has now been charged with fraud and fired.

He made a full confession when arrested.

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