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Thu Jun 6, 2019, 08:37 AM

Jones County coroner resigns after being arrested on 24 felony charges

The Jones County coroner has resigned after being arrested Tuesday and charged with 24 felonies.

Jerry Bridges Sr., 76, faces two counts of misappropriation of funds and 22 counts of theft by conversion, said Jones County sheriff’s Lt. Kenny Gleaton. Bridges is accused of pocketing at least $100,000 from funeral home clients with pre-need accounts.

Bridges is free on a $100,000 property bond pending trial. Bridges could not be reached for comment Wednesday.

Bridges is accused of misappropriating funds from pre-need funeral accounts from his business, Bridges Funeral Home, that closed in 2018, Gleaton said.

Read more: https://www.macon.com/news/local/article231200658.html

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