Monroe County funeral director sentenced for insurance fraud

A former funeral director from Monroe County was sentenced on Tuesday, January 9 for insurance fraud.

Joel L. McGuire, 61, of Alderson, will spend a year and a month in federal prison. He previously pleaded guilty to wire fraud. 

McGuire was the funeral director at Broyles-McGuire Funeral Home in Union. While serving as funeral director, McGuire also sold insurance policies that would pay for clients’ funerals upon their death. He submitted false claims that a client had died and that he provided thousands in funeral services. McGuire would then get paid from the insurance company.  

He was ordered to pay $50,200.18 in restitution.

 


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