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Man pleads guilty to pocketing money from casket sales

Robert Kraft (Source: WAVE 3 News Archives) Robert Kraft (Source: WAVE 3 News Archives)

JEFFERSONVILLE, IN (WAVE) - A southern Indiana man pleaded guilty to 20 felony counts related to the selling of caskets, grave markers and burial vaults to numerous Jefferson County residents.

On Tuesday Robert Kraft, 52, pleaded guilty to 11 counts of theft, one count of financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult and eight counts of failure to put the money he received for pre-payment of funeral goods in a trust, which is required by law.

[PREVIOUS STORY: Police: Man selling caskets pocketed $30,000]

The Kentucky Attorney General's Office started investigating Kraft in 2013 after receiving several complaints. Kraft is also under investigation in southern Indiana.

He will face sentencing in Louisville August 19.

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