Funeral director arrested again on suspicion of fraudulent check writing

LOGAN — The owner and president of Nyman Funeral Home is in jail again. Lonnie Nyman, who is already facing charges of attempting to have sex with a teenage boy, was booked Tuesday morning on suspicion of writing fraudulent checks, to try and post bail.

Logan City Police Capt. Tyson Budge said officers were contacted by a local credit union on November 5. The manager claimed to have received two checks from Nyman on October 30 in the amount of $7,000. They were used as payment on two credit cards.

The cards were then used the next day to make a total payment of $10,000 to Lucky Bail Bonds that allowed the 41-year-old Millville man’s release from jail.

Credit union employees contacted Nyman when the checks were returned for insufficient funds on November 2. He told them there were funds available but were on hold.

Budge said the new felony charges might disqualify Nyman from being eligible for bail.

Nyman was originally arrested October 30, suspected of contacting a boy through a social media app, commonly used to arrange sexual encounters. He exchanged explicit pictures and videos with the teen, and later arranged a time to meet up with him.

Detectives began investigating Nyman after a family member found photos of the boy on the suspect’s computer tablet.

Nyman was born and raised in Providence. He graduated from Mountain Crest High School, and later attended USU, before receiving a degree in Funeral Services from St. Petersburg College in Florida.

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