Funeral Home Owners' Licenses Suspended
By West Kentucky Star Staff
BENTON, KY - The owners of a Benton funeral home have had their licenses suspended by the Kentucky Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors.

According to The Marshall County Tribune-Courier, Tim and Becky King, owners of Filbeck, Cann and King Funeral Home in Benton, entered into an 'agreed order' with the board during a hearing last week. According to the newspaper, Tim King's license is suspended for seven years and Becky King's license is suspended and probated for five years, allowing her to continue to practice.

The Kings must also each pay a $10,000 fine, the newspaper said.

The couple entered six guilty pleas last month as part of a plea deal. Each pleaded guilty to two felony counts of fraudulent insurance acts over $500, a felony count of theft by unlawful taking or disposition all others between $500-$10,000, a felony count of criminal possession of a forged instrument and two misdemeanor counts of fraudulent insurance acts $500 or less.

Tim King is facing 60 days in jail, 100 hours of community service and diversion of five years. Becky King faces 30 days of home incarceration, 200 hours of community service and diversion of five years. Both must also pay restitution to all victims. Sentencing is set for Aug. 14 at 9:00 am.

Last May, Kentucky Department of Insurance investigators served search warrants at the funeral home and seized documents and electronic files. They were investigating complaints from customers who allegedly paid the funeral home to buy insurance policies that were never actually purchased.

Published 09:36 PM, Tuesday May. 15, 2018
Updated 09:25 PM, Wednesday May. 16, 2018

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