An Ohio judge has sentenced a Michigan man to one year in prison after he was found guilty of sexually abusing a dead woman’s body when he worked at a funeral home.
A gunshot wound went unnoticed on the body of a 59-year-old Detroit man until a funeral home prepared to embalm the body, hampering a police investigation into the death.
The remains of more than 100 people were found overall, and Roseville Police Detective Mark Pratt spent more than a year tracking down their families. He was unable to locate relatives for about 40.
A Temperance, Michigan man has been indicted in Ohio on an abuse of a corpse charge following accusations that he fondled a dead woman’s body when he worked at a funeral home.
Police have arrested a Michigan man on a charge of abusing a corpse at a Toledo funeral home where two relatives of the deceased said they were offered a free funeral and casket for their loved one in exchange for not going to authorities.
Authorities say a Michigan funeral director collected money for prepaid funerals but didn’t put the money into escrow accounts as required by law.
According to the Michigan Attorney General, a former Bay City business manager allegedly embezzled at least $436,000 in pre-paid funeral funds and insurance premiums.
A Roseville funeral director and his wife, accused of spending prepaid funeral dollars on a lavish lifestyle, have been given a deferred sentence.
Owners of a Roseville funeral home who pleaded guilty to bilking clients out of thousands of dollars in pre-paid funeral contracts will be free at least until next month.
Two funeral home owners have pleaded guilty to spending customers’ money instead of putting it in escrow.