Funeral Home Owners Plead Guilty to Fraud Charges
By West Kentucky Star Staff
GRAVES COUNTY, KY - The owners of a Marshall County funeral home pleaded guilty to fraud charges Tuesday in Graves County.

Tim and Becky King, owners of Filbeck, Cann and King Funeral Home in Benton, entered six guilty pleas Tuesday 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.

The case was moved to Graves County because Marshall County Circuit Court Judge Jamie Jameson recused himself in September of last year.

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 06:40 PM, Tuesday Apr. 24, 2018
Updated 08:59 PM, Wednesday Apr. 25, 2018

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