A Nebraska man is accused of impersonating a funeral director in an attempt to retrieve the engagement rings he gave his fiance.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A Nebraska man is accused of impersonating a funeral director in an attempt to retrieve the engagement rings he gave his fiance.
Lincoln Police Officer Katie Flood says 58-year-old Terry Kurtzhals impersonated a funeral director about two weeks ago to collect jewelry from a deceased woman.
The funeral home's owner, Rod Rozanek, called police after Kurtzhals showed up wearing a funeral director name tag and claiming to represent the woman's family.
Flood says Kurtzhals used to be a licensed mortician for 17 years, but he lost his license in 1996 and went to prison for theft for mishandling clients' money.
Someone else reported Kurtzhals voted illegally on election day. He wasn't eligible because of his criminal record.
Kurtzhals is also facing shoplifting and driving on a suspended license charges.
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