A former Kentucky funeral director has been charged with multiple felony preneed thefts, some of which occurred 25 years ago.   Various news sources report that Donald Creech began pocketing consumer preneed payments as early as 1996. The consumer preneed payments were to have been forwarded to the Kentucky Funeral Directors Association’s master trust.   Until he

Over the past few years, preneed frauds have been measured in terms of hundreds of millions (with the suggestion that the NPS loss will top a billion).  And, funeral directors and consumers have been frustrated by the perception that regulators are helpless to stop preneed fraud.  Apparently, one local prosecutor from Texas took notice.

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