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.
The owners of a Roseville funeral home are due back in court Wednesday on charges of scamming families out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.