Funeral board to discuss charges
Funeral regulators say they want to hear from the Lethbridge facility charged with fraud and committing indignities to human bodies.
The Alberta Funeral Services Regulatory Board is finalizing the details of a special meeting that will be called to discuss the criminal charges laid against Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematorium.
Board chair Kathy Bruce-Kavanagh said she anticipates the group will meet within two weeks.
“As a board, we take these charges seriously,” she said on Thursday.
The board may cancel, suspend or add conditions to a home’s licence.
On Wednesday, Lethbridge police charged Ralph and Faith Zentner, saying the pair overcharged government for funerals and used cheaper trays to perform cremations.
The Zentners deny the allegations and plan to fight them in court.
According to court documents, Faith Zentner is charged with cutting off a finger to get a ring in 2002.