WARREN, Ohio (AP) -- The Ohio attorney general's office has joined the investigations into two northeast Ohio funeral homes suspected of mishandling money that was pre-paid for funeral services.
A spokesman for the office says forensic accountants will check financial records for any signs of fraud or other problems at the two Youngstown-area facilities.
State regulators have suspended licenses for directors at McClurkin Funeral Home in Girard while alleging they stole more than $400,000 from consumers.
In nearby Niles, the Robert P. McDermott Memorial Home is under investigation for the alleged mishandling of $150,000 in prepayments. Its director's license was revoked.
The Plain Dealer in Cleveland reports the funeral home officials or their attorneys couldn't be reached for comment Monday.