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DE AG Seeking License Suspension Of Bridgeville Funeral Director

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Deborah E. Harris-Nock, of Greenwood Deborah E. Harris-Nock, of Greenwood

BRIDGEVILLE, Del. - The Delaware Attorney General's Office is attempting to suspend the license of a Sussex County funeral director. The Attorney General's Office says they have filed an emergency motion with the Delaware Board of Funeral Services to suspend Deborah E. Harris-Nock's license.

Harris-Nock was reportedly recently arrested and charged with posing as the niece of a deceased client and withdrawing thousands from that estate. According to the report, Harris-Nock is a licensed funeral director who operates Deborah Harris-Nock Funeral Services, also known as Deborah E. Harris Funeral Services, in Bridgeville.

She was charged on October 11th, with perjury, criminal impersonation, and theft after an investigation by Georgetown and Seaford Police. That investigation reportedly showed that after a family contacted Harris-Nock about her services, she then filled out paperwork with the Register of Wills that fraudulently named herself the executor, and went on to withdraw more than $9,000 from the estate. On October 21st, an indictment charged Harris-Nock with the offenses.

Attorney General Biden's Office is now looking to have Harris-Nock's license suspended, so that she wouldn't be able to work as a funeral director in Delaware.

WMDT spoke with the James Collins, director of Division of Professional Regulation, which supplies the licenses.

"This is a process we follow when there's a request for emergency suspension," said Collins. "The allegation is fraud, so the law says that [the Board of Funeral Services] may temporarily suspend a practitioner's license in advance of adjudication, but only in cases where there is clear and immediate danger to the health and safety and welfare of the public."

According to Collins, Harris-Nock's license could be considered as early as the Board of Funeral's next meeting, which is scheduled for November 26th. WMDT also reached out to Harris-Nock on Monday. The funeral director told WMDT she was unaware of the motion by the attorney general's office.

She turned down an on-camera interview.

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