Woman Facing 15 Years In Jail For Secretly Selling Corpses And Giving Families Fake Ashes
An American undertaker identified as Megan Hess was arraigned in court for secretly selling corpses and giving grieving families fake ashes that she claimed are their loved ones.
According to reports, the woman allegedly handed over urns filled with fake ashes to families to hide her shameful scam.
Reports also have it that the 45-year-old even gave one mourner concrete mix in place of their relative’s remains.
After previously denying all the charges levelled against her, Megan Hess finally admitted to secretly selling corpses and giving grieving families fake ashes as she entered a guilty plea in court earlier this week.
A FBI investigation found that Hess forged dozens of body-donor consent forms at her Sunset Mesa burial service home in the town of Montrose, prior to selling different heads, arms, spines and legs to medical research and extricating and selling the gold teeth of some of the deceased.
Meghan, who stands accused of body harvesting from 2010 to 2018 close by her mom Shirley Koch, is likewise believed to have utilized a great many dollars she made to fund a trip to Walt Disney World.
Charging $1,000 (£8,400) per cremation, she additionally went after poorer families by offering them her services free of charge, just to then discard the dead bodies for her own benefit.
It was also alleged that the mother and daughter shipped the bodies of those who’d tested positive for, or died from, conditions such as Hepatitis B and C, and HIV, all the while telling buyers that the corpses were disease-free.
Before her recent guilty pleas, Meghan had been due to stand trial in the coming weeks. Also, her mom, who also previously pleaded not guilty – is due to attend a change-of-plea hearing on July 12.
Meghan might be sentenced to up to 15 years in prison.