SAN BERNARDINO — Two men were charged Friday with a felony count of illegal disposal of hazardous materials and misdemeanor counts of operating an unlicensed crematory, the San Bernardino County district attorney's office said.
The charges also accused David W. Sconce, 31, of Pasadena, owner of Oscar Ceramics in Hesperia, and John Daniel Pollerama, 27, of Hesperia, operator of that business, of having cremated more than one body at a time at the illegal crematory.
Sconce was charged with additional misdemeanor counts of operating an improper facility, filing false information in an application to run a ceramics plant and violation of air pollution control laws, Deputy Dist. Atty. Glenn Yabuno said.
The men will be arraigned Monday in Victorville Municipal Court and could face two years in prison and up to $50,000 each in fines if tried on the felony charge and convicted, Yabuno said.