RCMP say the man is accused of collecting payments for prearranged funerals but didn’t use the money for funerals between 2003 and 2009.
The 53-year-old man operated Russell’s Funeral Home at the time.
Harvey Giesbrecht (geeze-BREKT) faces 25 charges, including 18 counts of fraud under $5,000 and seven counts of fraud over $5,000.
He is also the former mayor of Beausejour.
Giesbrecht, who now lives in Alberta, is to appear in Beausejour provincial court Oct. 22.