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Brentwood financial planner accused of stealing from dying music executive

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BRENTWOOD, TN (WSMV) -

A Brentwood financial planner is being accused of planning the financial ruin of a Nashville couple. To make it worse, the victim was dying from cancer at the time of the alleged fraud.

Tony Myers was arraigned Wednesday on charges of fraud and felony theft.

He is accused of taking the life savings of Norman and Debbie Miller. Norman Miller was the well-known and respected founder of Proper Management, a Christian music management company that managed the Counting Crows, the Newsboys and Natalie Grant.

Norman Miller died of cancer in 2012 at the age of 69, remembered as a wonderful man and a visionary of Christian music.

But, while he was dying, the state contends, Myers was stealing money from him.

Myers was a financial planner for Capital Financial Group in Brentwood.

Channel 4 News spoke with Capital Financial's CEO who said Myers was fired as soon as they found out he had been arrested.

Myers had been with the company just 20 months, and the CEO said the Miller account was prior to Myers working there. The CEO added that they had zero customer complaints about Myers.

Back in 2009, David Perdue sued Myers for intentional misrepresentation deceit and breach of contract after Myers sold Perdue life insurance while working for Preferred Planning Associates in Brentwood.

Myers also has a judgment against him in Georgia.

Calls to Myers and the Miller family for comment on this story were not returned.

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