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Funeral Director Accused of Collecting on Prepaid Policies on People Still Alive

A funeral director has been accused in a civil suit filed by the state of Missouri of collecting on the prepaid funeral policies of live...
July 20, 2004

A funeral director has been accused in a civil suit filed by the state of Missouri of collecting on the prepaid funeral policies of live customers by falsely reporting that they had died. Investigators say the scheme had gone unnoticed for years until recently.  Missouri's attorney general, Jay Nixon, said the funeral director apparently had filed at least 30 false claims, totaling more than $300,000. Missouri law doesn't require a death certificate before a funeral home can cash in a prepaid funeral policy.

Alleged Funeral Scam Leads to Call for Change (St. Louis Post-Dispatch 7/17/04)

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