Former Perry County coroner facing new theft charges
PERRYVILLE (AP) —
A former county official from southeast Missouri convicted two years ago of exploiting the elderly faces new charges, and the attorney general's office says his probation will be revoked and he'll go to prison.
Attorney General Josh Hawley announced a new theft charge Thursday against former Perry County Coroner Herbert Miller. He was placed on five years of probation and ordered to pay $80,000 in restitution in 2015 for writing checks from the account of an elderly woman.
Though the crime was unrelated to his work as coroner, Miller resigned the post he had held for 20 years.
Hawley says Miller now faces new charges accusing him of stealing money from his former client's pre-need funeral contract bank accounts.