Detroit funeral home shut down due to multiple violations


DETROIT – A Detroit funeral home was shut down by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs after an audit found multiple violations of the Prepaid Funeral and Cemetery Sales Act.

Jarzembowski Funeral Home on Warren Avenue allegedly failed to escrow almost $200,000 for prepaid funeral goods or services related to 43 prepaid funeral contracts and failed to deposit monies with an authorized escrow agent with 30 days of receipt.

The funeral home is also accused of fraud, deceit, or dishonesty in the practice of mortuary science.

Jarzembowski Funeral Home has 60 days to either assign its existing prepaid contracts to another person or to cancel the contracts and issue refunds.

LARA’s bureau of Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing issued an order to cease and desist against Thomas F. Jarzembowski and the funeral home requiring both to cease and desist from all mortuary science activities, including sales of funeral goods and services, with notification of the right to request a hearing within 30 days.