DOVER, Del. - A Sussex County funeral director, charged with fraud, has her license immediately suspended.
This morning, the Board of Funeral Services voted to suspend Deborah Harris-Nock's license "until a full hearing can be scheduled," according to the Department of State.
Harris-Nock was charged last month with perjury, criminal impersonation and theft. Authorities allege that she claimed to be the niece of a deceased woman and then withdrew more than $9,000 from the dead woman's estate.
The Department of State says a hearing will still take place to see if the suspension becomes permanent.
"We try to hold these hearings as soon as reasonably possible because we recognize that it can be a hardship of an emergency suspension without being able to defend themselves," said James Collins, director at Division of Professional Regulation.
Collins says the hearing could happen within the next 45 days, but still no date has been set.
WMDT again reached out to Harris-Nock's lawyer for comment, but as of Tuesday evening, our calls were not returned.
BRIDGEVILLE, Del. - A Sussex County funeral director is now at the center of a fraud investigation for allegedly posing as one of her client's relatives and reportedly stealing thousands of dollars.