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Grenada funeral home owner arrested for selling fake funeral plans; faces similar charges in DeSoto County

Eddie “Skeeter” Robinson, III, of Grenada County, was arrested Monday on a 14-count indictment accusing him of selling unfunded, prepaid funeral plans without a...
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(MS ATTORNEY GENERAL NEWS RELEASE) – GRENADA COUNTY, Miss. –Eddie “Skeeter” Robinson, III, of Grenada County, was arrested Monday on a14-count indictment accusing him of selling unfunded, prepaid funeral planswithout a license, collecting burial insurance premiums without a license andrelated charges, Attorney General Jim Hood announced.

Robinson, III, 51, was charged with one count of conspiracy,four counts of embezzlement, three counts of false pretense, five counts ofinsurance fraud, and one count of wire fraud. The majority of the charges werein relation to Robinson selling preneed contracts, also known as prepaidfunerals, and related services, which he was not licensed to sell. He wasarrested earlier this month on a six-count indictment for similar charges inDeSoto County.

Robinson’s funeral home is listed in the indictment undersix names including: DBA Eddie “Skeeter” Robinson Funeral Home, RobinsonFuneral Home, Eddie Robinson Funeral Homes, Robinson Burial Association, EddieRobinson Funeral Directors, and Eddie Robinson and Son Funeral Service.

If convicted, Robinson faces up to 80 years in prison, $110,000in fines, and restitution. A charge is merely an accusation, and a defendant ispresumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in acourt of law

If you believe you are a victim of Mr. Robinson’s, call theAttorney General’s Insurance Integrity Enforcement Bureau at 601-359-4254.

This case was investigated by AG Investigator Justin Harriswith assistance from the Mississippi Insurance Department and Secretary ofState’s Office. It will be prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney GeneralSteven Waldrup.