Man Pleads Guilty to Funeral Scam: How To Protect Your Money

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A Missouri man pleaded guilty to stealing money from people who thought they were saving for their funerals.

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster said Thomas Brandtonies Jr., is supposed to pay back the $123, 273 he stole from consumers. Brandtonies, who operated the Underwood-Brandtonies Funeral Home in Butler, Mo., will be sentenced on six counts of stealing pre-need funeral funds. If he doesn't pay back the money before sentencing, he could get up to seven years behind bars.