Mount Clemens funeral home shut down due to alleged violations

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. – A funeral home was shut down Thursday in Mount Clemens due to multiple violations of the Prepaid Funeral and Cemetery Sales Act and the Occupation Code, according to the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.

The William R. Hamilton Funeral Home’s mortuary science establishment license and the individual mortuary science license of its manager Philip Kirkwood Hamilton II were suspended.

According to LARA, the violations included:

• Expired prepaid funeral and cemetery sales registration and failing to assign its prepaid contracts to another registrant or to cancel its prepaid contracts and issue refunds of the contracts to the contract buyers.
• Providing funeral services and merchandise without a mortuary science license.
• Fraud, deceit, or dishonesty in the practice of mortuary science.
• Incompetence in the practice of mortuary science.

A cease and desist order was issued Nov. 6, but the funeral home continued to operate. The business has since been shut down.

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