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Funeral Director Charged With Taking Insurance Money

4:16 PM, Jan 29, 2012   |    comments
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Raleigh, NC -- A former North Carolina funeral director who left a body in a hearse for nine days has been accused of taking a woman's life insurance money after her husband's death.

The Times-News of Burlington reports that Graham police charged 57-year-old David Lawson on Friday with obtaining property by false pretense.

Authorities say a woman signed over $24,000 in life insurance policies to Lawson to pay for her husband's funeral. But Ella Troxler says Lawson never gave her money left over after taking out more than $8,000 for the services.

Lawson lost his license in December for illegally selling pre-need services but lacking money to repay refund-seeking customers.

In 2010, Lawson left a woman's body in his hearse while he waited for documents allowing him to have her body cremated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Associated Press

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