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Illinois funeral director sentenced for preneed irregularities

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We received a couple of articles out of Springfield, Illinois, today concerning a southern Illinois funeral director who has been sentenced to prison for his role in failing to deposit payments for preneed funeral services.

You can read about the case in these articles from WGN Web and from KFVS 12.  According to the articles, in addition to a prison sentence a fine of $25,000 was also imposed as was restitution to the victims.

Illinois State Comptroller Susan Mendoza is quoted in one of the articles, “Fleecing pre-need funeral customers is shameful.  Funeral directors who violate the public’s trust must be held accountable.  I’m pleased the consumers affected. . .have received justice.”

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