Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann and Attorney General Jim Hood have filed a lawsuit against several Mississippi prepaid funeral policy providers accused of misapplying funds. Green Acres of Vicksburg LLC, Prentiss Memorial Gardens in Baldwyn, Sunset Gardens Memorial Park in Laurel, Liberty Memorial Park in Booneville, Pinecrest Memorial Park in Pittsboro, Southern Mortuary in Jackson, George F. West Funeral Home in Natchez, and Jackson Mortuary in Aberdeen were identified as the providers involved in the lawsuit.
The funeral policy providers are accused of not properly funding pre-need trust accounts. Injunctions have been filed in various courts to halt the sale of additional prepaid funeral policies by the companies and other litigation is pending in an attempt to recover missing funds. Folks should be very careful when considering whether to buy a prepaid funeral policy. If you have any unanswered questions or want to get more information, you should contact the Consumer Protection Division of the Attorney General’s office in your state.
Source: Associated Press
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