Undertaker Andrew Baker admits funeral thefts

An undertaker has admitted taking money collected at funerals that was meant to be donated to charities.

Andrew Baker, 50, pleaded guilty to 10 counts in all, including three of theft, five of fraud and two of retaining wrongful credit.

The offences took place in Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and Warwickshire, between 2010 and 2013.

Baker, from Pebworth, near Honeybourne in Worcestershire, was told another count of theft would lie on file.

He is due to be sentenced at Worcester Crown Court on 5 September.

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