WARREN, OHIO: State regulators have suspended the licenses of a Northeast Ohio funeral home and its directors while alleging they mishandled money paid for certain funeral contracts and stole more than $400,000 from consumers.
The Warren Tribune Chronicle reports the Trumbull County prosecutor is looking into the allegations and has sought an accounting review of McClurkin Funeral Home in Girard, but no charges have been announced.
The newspaper says one of the facility’s directors declined to comment on the allegations, and the other couldn’t be reached.
The funeral home has been licensed since 1996. Its directors have been licensed for at least 20 years.
The license suspensions come as the prosecutor investigates allegations that a second area funeral home, in Niles, mishandled $150,000 in prepaid funeral service contracts.