Former Sacramento Funeral Director Sentenced for Embezzlement and Bank Fraud
|U.S. Attorney’s Office May 30, 2013|
SACRAMENTO, CA—United States District Judge Morrison C. England, Jr. sentenced Trent Mark Davis, 48, of New Iberia, Louisiana, to 15 months in prison for bank fraud related to embezzling funds from his employer, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. Davis was ordered to pay $114,554 in restitution.
This case was the product of an investigation by the FBI and the City of Sacramento Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Robert Tice-Raskin prosecuted the case.
According to court documents, Davis was a licensed funeral director at Sacramento Memorial Lawn. He was responsible for meeting with the families of deceased persons, arranging funeral services, preparing contracts, and collecting payment for services. Instead of giving the funds to the general manager of SML for deposit into the company account, Davis deposited a number of customers’ checks into his own bank account. He also embezzled cash payments given to him by SML customers that were intended to pay SML for funeral arrangements. The total amount of cash and checks embezzled from SML was approximately $118,800.