|By Peter E. Bortner, Republican & Herald, Pottsville, Pa.|
The funeral home itself also has been charged with the same crimes.
Prosecutors allege Oravitz, 58, of
"The individual who owned the life insurance policy ... reported that she had never authorized any changes to her life insurance policy," according to prosecutors.
Kane said the policy owner had dealt with the funeral home regarding her late husband's arrangements and allegedly provided Oravitz with a copy of the cover page of her
Prosecutors said this is an ongoing investigation and encourage people who have made funeral prearrangements and provided insurance information in connection with that to make sure no changes have been made to their policies without their authorization. Anyone who believes he or she is a victim, or has information about Oravitz, is asked to call Special Agent
Deputy Attorney General
When contacted Monday, Oravitz declined to answer any questions on advice of counsel.Defendant:
Charges: Two counts of forgery and one each of attempted insurance fraud and attempted theft by deception
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