Former Owner of Cherokee Memory Gardens Convicted of Theft by Deception

The former owner of Cherokee Memory Gardens in Cherokee County has been sentenced to one year behind bars. 66-year old John Usry was convicted in 2017 of two counts of first degree Theft by Deception and one count of second degree Theft by Deception. Usry knowingly took money and-or property from owners of burial plots at Cherokee Memory Gardens.

WEIS Radio reports that Usry has been ordered to serve 12 months behind bars at the Cherokee County Detention Center and pay more than $30,000 in restitution and bond fees. Once released he will be on probation for 60 months.


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