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May 31

Attorney General sues cemetery for not installing markers

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear has sued the owner of a Scott County cemetery he says has failed to install grave markers despite taking thousands of dollars from customers.

Beshear said he filed the lawsuit Tuesday against Dale Shackelford, owner of the Crestlawn Cemetery in Georgetown. Beshear said at least 20 people have complained to his office about the cemetery. He is asking a state judge to order Shackelford to install the markers or refund the money. He is also seeking civil penalties of up to $2,000 per violation.

It is unclear if Shackelford has an attorney. Calls to several phone numbers listed for him were not returned.

Betty Fain said she paid Shackelford more than $2,600 for a marker that included a plaque from the Navy. She said neither has been installed.

 

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.

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