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Oklahoma funeral home fraud is uncovered

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Tulsa Beacon
Thursday, June 23, 2011

by John Doak, Commissioner
Oklahoma Insurance Department

Though the dollar figures involved are not in the millions, the broken trust can leave a victim emotionally bankrupt: Anti-fraud investigators in my department recently investigated a former Oklahoma funeral director for misusing nearly $10,000 in prepaid funeral funds from the accounts of two couples and one other individual.

The case against the defendant will play out in court, so I will not attempt to lay it out here. But I do want the charges filed in Creek and Okfuskee counties to serve notice to businesses and consumers alike – the Oklahoma Insurance Department is standing watch over prepaid funeral trusts.

Read the full article at the Tulsa Beacon

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Former Oklahoma funeral home director charged with embezzlement, prepaid funeral fraud (Tulsa World, May 6, 2011)

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