Once again, a case of a local government official trying to cheat to get ahead, but ending up in handcuffs, splashes on the pages of “It Could Be Worse.”

The mayor of Glenolden, Penn. has been charged with scamming nearly $75,000 from 20 families in connection to the McCausland-Bathurst Funeral Home he owned.

Theodore Bathurst, 68, is facing 114 charges including theft and receiving stolen property.

Bathurst accepted payment intended for pre-planned funeral packages. Instead, he put the money directly into his pocket to help keep the business going.

Before Bathurst was charged, he sold the funeral home. He told the new buyer that the stolen funds had been put into a special bank account.

That was a lie.

There is no word on whether Bathurst will step down as mayor.