Indictment alleges massive funeral fraud against Mo. based company -

Indictment alleges massive funeral fraud against Mo. based company

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A 50-count federal indictment announced Monday accuses six officers of a St. Louis County-based prearranged funeral business of cheating customers and states out of as much as $600 million.
The U.S. Attorney's office in St. Louis announced indictment on fraud, money laundering and other charges against 65-year-old Randall Sutton, 66-year-old Sharon Nekol Province, 64-year-old Doug Cassity, 43-year-old Brent Douglas Cassity, 73-year-old Howard Wittner and 58-year-old David Wulf, all of suburban St. Louis.
All were controlling officers for National Prearranged Services Inc. The indictment alleges illegal acts that caused financial losses for individuals, funeral homes and state insurance guarantee associations.
Burt Shostak, an attorney for Sutton, says he doesn't believe his client did anything wrong.
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