CenTX funeral home operator indicted for forgery, misappropriation
austin, tx — A Travis County Grand Jury indicted a Waco funeral home operator on misappropriation of funds, forgery, and theft charges.
James "Bert" Bertram Vandiver founded Waco's Grace Gardens Funeral Home and owns Gatesville Funeral Home.
The nine count indictment against Vandiver says he misappropriated nearly $200,000 from customers who bought pre-need funeral plans. Vandiver reportedly failed to secure insurance policies on the pre-need plans.