The Catholic Development Fund was among a group of companies that lost a total of $430,000 after a former Adelaide funeral director made false insurance claims by faking deaths, reports the ABC.
Robin George Knight, 45, is charged with 118 counts of fraud and one of attempted fraud between 2008 and last year.
He was the director of Knight Brenton James Funeral Directors at Para Hills West when police allege he arranged prepaid funeral bonds for clients then made fake claims to insurers that the policyholders had died.
Holden Hill Magistrates Court has adjourned the case until June to allow negotiations between Knight's lawyer and the prosecution.
FULL STORY Funeral director faked deaths for insurance payouts, court told (ABC)