Insurance company accuses funeral home of filing false claims

HUNTINGTON – A Putnam County funeral home operator allegedly filed almost $1 million in false insurance claims by claiming more than 100 people were dead, according to a federal lawsuit. Homesteaders Life Company filed its complaint Aug. 19 in U.S. District Court against Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Inc. as well as owners Chad R. Harding and Billie J. Harding. Homesteaders claims the funeral home falsely reported the deaths of 111 people who had signed up for pre-need funeral services a Read More »