Scamming the Elderly A Look into Funeral Fraud
ScammingtheElderly A Look into Funeral Fraud By Tracy E. Smith When Barbara Osborne’s father passed away, she— understandably—wanted to give him a nice funeral. The funeral director repeatedly told her that she should purchase an expensive “sealed” casket, promising it would preserve the body for up to 75 years. Vulnerable and seeking comfort, she went ahead and splurged for the top-Tracy E. Smith graduated from the University of Kansas School of Law in 2006. This article was prepared for Prof...