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  • UPDATE: Following fraud charges, license suspended for Bridgeville funeral director

  • The Delaware Board of Funeral Services voted Tuesday to suspend the license of a Bridgeville funeral director after she was arrested earlier this month for stealing over $9,000 from the estate of a deceased client.
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  • The Delaware Board of Funeral Services voted Tuesday to suspend the license of a Bridgeville funeral director after she was arrested earlier this month for stealing over $9,000 from the estate of a deceased client.
    According to Tammy Stock, spokeswoman for the Department of State, the license of Deborah E. Harris-Nock is immediately suspended until a full hearing can be scheduled.
    The Delaware Attorney General's Office requested the license suspension after Harris-Nock, operator of Harris-Nock Funeral Services in Bridgeville, was arrested Oct. 25 by the Georgetown Police Department 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. Police said Harris-Nock is in no way related to the deceased.
    Harris-Nock was indicted on charges of perjury, theft by false pretense and criminal impersonation. Police said Harris-Nock turned herself in on Oct. 25 to the Delaware Capitol Police. She was released pending future court proceedings.
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