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  • Bridgeville funeral director under investigation for stealing thousands

  • The Delaware Attorney General’s Office is seeking the suspension of the license for a Bridgeville funeral director who was recently arrested for posing as the niece of a deceased client and withdrawing thousands from the estate.
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  • The Delaware Attorney General’s Office is seeking the suspension of the license for a Bridgeville funeral director who was recently arrested for posing as the niece of a deceased client and withdrawing thousands from the estate.
    According to the AG’s office, Deborah E. Harris-Nock, a licensed funeral director and operator of Deborah Harris-Nock Funeral Services in Bridgeville, was arrested Oct. 11 for allegedly identifying herself to the Register of Wills as the niece of a deceased individual whose family had contracted her to conduct funeral services. Harris-Nock is alleged to have completed the necessary paperwork to fraudulently name herself executrix of the estate, and subsequently used those documents to withdraw more than $9,000 from the estate of the deceased.
    Harris-Nock was charged with perjury, criminal impersonation and theft. The AG’s office says she is currently not incarcerated. The AG’s office is seeking the immediate suspension of Harris-Nock’s license from the Board of Funeral Services so that she cannot work as a funeral director in Delaware pending a final hearing before the board.

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