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Ripley funeral home fined for illegally substituting caskets

The state has fined a local funeral home $10,000 for illegally switching caskets.

Posted: Oct 8, 2019 9:32 PM
Updated: Oct 9, 2019 1:35 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) — The state has fined a local funeral home $10,000 for illegally switching caskets.

The Secretary of State's Office said Ripley Funeral Home broke the law multiple times from 2016 to 2018.

According to the state, there were nine times when the funeral home used a lower quality metal casket when a more expensive one had been bought.

Regulators also found eight instances when the funeral home was supposed to use concrete burial containers but plastic ones were used.

Finally, the Secretary of State's Office said it found 20 times when a casket of a different color was used than the color chosen by the customer.

UPDATEAttorney for Ripley funeral home responds to state's violation report

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