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Bank sues Girard funeral home over loans

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GIRARD, Ohio - A Canfield bank has filed a lawsuit against a Girard funeral home under investigation.

The lawsuit filed in Trumbull County Common Pleas court Thursday, alleges McClurkin Funeral Home owe thousands on loans that combined total $425,000.

Last week, the Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors suspended the licenses of both Patrick and Robert McClurkin amid allegation they stole more than $400,000 from clients.

The board says it found evidence that the pair took money from clients, "placing the funeral services of these individuals in clear jeopardy", according the to board's statement.

Girard police are investigating the allegations in connection with McClurkin Funeral Home.

This week the Trumbull County prosector sent a letter to Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's office asking for help in reviewing records from McClurkin and McDermott funeral homes.

Robert McDermott's licenses to operate were revoked in July following a hearing before the board. He's accused of bilking customers out of more than $150,000, money that was intended for pre-paid funeral contracts.

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