Foundation Partners Handle Employee Scam With Class
Over the years we, unfortunately, have had to share many stories relating to funeral scandals, scams, embezzling and even corpse abuse. But this is the first time we have ever received a press release statement from a company involved in a scam openly admitting to the scam committed by an employe ahead of us posting about it and offering a statement on how they handled the issue. We applaud the Foundation Partners for their courage and openness.
The following statement was emailed to us last week by Foundation Partners President and CEO Brad Rex:
In mid‐January 2014, we received an allegation that one of our former T.J. McGowan Sons
Funeral Home employees had been requesting and receiving personal payments directly from
we launched a comprehensive internal investigation to uncover the facts and, after completing
our investigation, we proactively engaged the New York State Police and the Department of
Health Bureau of Funeral Directing to turn over all evidence and facts that were uncovered.
Given the nature of the potential charges, the complaint and investigation were kept private
On September 3, 2014, the New York State Police arrested Donald Cranston, former manager of
T.J. McGowan, on charges of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree and Falsifying Business
Records in the First Degree (https://www.nyspnews.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=40428).
It is important to note that we believe all services were provided to customers as promised in
the agreements made with T.J. McGowan Sons. This was a fraud perpetuated against the
Company. Additionally, no PreNeed accounts were impacted in any way by this fraud. We
have and will continue to fully cooperate with the authorities.
For more than 135 years, T.J. McGowan Sons has been creating healing experiences, caring for
families, and creating meaningful ceremonies to honor the lives and memories of our loved
ones. We value highly the trust of our customers, and expect all of our employees to meet and
exceed the highest ethical standards. As a result of our investigation, we have added further
rigor to our internal oversight procedures to help avoid similar circumstances in the future.
Latest posts by CDFuneralNews (see all)
- Mean Internet Comments – Funeral Edition - June 20, 2018
- RELEASE THE FN CRAKN! | FUNERAL nation 114 - June 18, 2018
- FrontRunner Professional Announces Expansion of Development Team - June 18, 2018
You may be interested
10 Visionary Death Care Entrepreneurs Revolutionizing How We DieJustin Crowe - June 20, 2018
Looking at the business that these 10 death care entrepreneurs have created, there is an overwhelming sense of certainty that…
Mean Internet Comments – Funeral EditionCDFuneralNews - June 20, 2018
We shine a light on some of the harsh words posted on social media towards DISRUPT Media's CEO, Ryan Thogmartin.…
FTC Releases Results of Undercover Funeral Rule Investigation… 4 Regions BombedJustin Crowe - June 18, 2018
The FTC has released its report detailing the results of its undercover Funeral Rule investigation for 2017. Last year, the…