Trial Cancelled And Resolution Expected In Cornerstone Funeral Home Fraud Case
LETHBRIDGE: There's a change of plans in the fraud case involving the owners of Cornerstone Funeral
On April 18th of this year, Ralph and Faith Zentner pleaded not guilty on
all charges and were expected to begin a trial on January 9th. However, the
case was called forward in Provincial Court Wednesday morning. The trial was cancelled
with the case set, instead, for resolution on January 18th.
The Zentners are
accused of charging customers for caskets and then using cheaper trays for cremations. There is also a charge of "causing an indignity to a human body", relating to one case where the finger of a decedent was intentionally cut off to remove a ring.
incidents occurred between 1996 to 2006 and involve at least 47 separate
cases. Posted on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at 3/8/2014 1:20:36 PM
Source: Dori Modney -- Country 95 News Photo provided by Cornerstone Funeral Home