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Police Arrest Funeral Director Accused Of Bilking Families In Greeley

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Paul Acuna (credit: Greeley Police)

Paul Acuna (credit: Greeley Police)

GREELEY, Colo. (CBS4) – The search is over for a funeral director accused of stealing money from families.

Larimer County sheriff’s deputies arrested Paul Acuna early Monday morning. His funeral business on 9th Street in Greeley closed in April. Customers say they were never notified or given refunds for the prepaid services.

Alfred Silva is one of the many victims police say Acuna left behind.

“I trusted him. I would like for him to come forward and make it right for everybody,” Silva said.

Silva said he and his wife wanted to prepay for their funeral services to avoid burdening their children later. They’d already paid $5,000.

CBS4 was able to contact Acuna through Facebook. He said he never intended to steal money or cheat and hopes to pay it back someday.

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