Delmar's Meyers Funeral Home director says he's innocent

Meyers never received his loss of business claim, according to Morgan, even though he paid his deductible. Meyers has since dropped Harleysville Insurance as his provider and now uses a different insurance company, Morgan said.

The alleged fraudulent document is a hand written piece of paper with initials written on the bottom of it, which as Morgan puts it, was "stuck under his nose and he signed it."

Morgan said there was a list of legal problems with the prosecution's case, including the fact there has been no discovery and Meyers has not been given a written affidavit.

"He has been grossly overcharged and there are multiple legal issues involved in this case," Morgan said. "I really don't think it's a solid case."

Ron Klug from the state's Insurance Department said they investigated 22,000 reports of insurance fraud in 2007, which resulted in 708 arrests. He said his department had investigated the fraud claims, but that it is now "a matter of the courts."

"The insurance claim was falsified," Klug said. "He submitted receipts that were false or altered."

Morgan maintains that is not true and that Meyers never intentional attempted to file a fraudulent or altered claim. After being arraigned in Bethlehem Town Court, Meyers' case will be heard in Albany County Court.


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