POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) - A former funeral director in Pocatello is facing felony charges and could face more than 200 years in prison.
Court documents outline the 22 felony charges against Lance Robert Peck, who owned the now demolished Downard Funeral Home.
Peck faces four counts of state income tax evasion, two counts of perjury, two counts of forging public records, two counts of computer fraud, seven counts of grand theft by deception and five counts of furnishing false information to the department of vital statistics.
He could face up to 227 years in prison if he’s convicted of all these charges.
Pocatello police were made aware of possible fraudulent activity involving anatomical donations by representatives at Idaho State University in July of 2021, according to an affidavit of probable cause.