A man has been charged with fraud following an investigation into a Fife funeral firm.
Police launched a probe into Stevenson Funeral Directors after they received a report in September alleging pre-paid funeral plans hold been sold fraudulently.
The 37-year-old man has now been arrested and accused of fraud offences.
A report is to be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal and it is expected the accused will appear in court at a later date.
Stevenson Funeral Directors is based in Rosyth and also has branches in Kirkcaldy, Cowdenbeath and Cardenden.
It was named Scotland’s best funeral director in the inaugural Scottish Funeral Awards in August.
The firm’s chief executive officer Barry Stevenson was presented at a ceremony in Glasgow.
Detectives are understood to have spoken to a number of people who had paid Stevenson Funeral Directors for funeral plans, including elderly people.
Trustee firm Avalon Funeral Plans previously said it had been made aware of the investigation by Dunfermline police and advised anyone with inquiries to contact police directly.
A police spokeswoman said: “Police Scotland have arrested and charged a 37-year-old man in connection with fraud offences after officers received reports of a fraudulent scheme linked to business in Fife in September 2019.
“A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”