A Carlinville Funeral Home operator accused of providing the wrong cremains to families and failing to provide mortuary care for individuals no longer has a license to practice mortuary services. The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has revealed that Albert Heinz of Heinz Funeral Home has had his license to serve as a funeral director and embalmer permanent revoked. The agency's website reports that decision was based on vital records non compliance, professional incompetence or untrustworthiness in funeral practice, taking undue advantage of clients amounting to perpetration of fraud, performaning any act or practice that violates funeral regulations, unprofessional conduct and charging for professional services not rendered.
Springfield, IL The investigation continues at Heinz Funeral Home in Carlinville over the treatment of human remains. State Representative Wayne Rosenthal (R-Morrisonville) and State Senator Steve McClure (R-Springfield) are completely shocked over allegations that the wrong cremated remains were intentionally provided to families, and they extend their condolences to the families who were affected.
“It’s appalling to me allegations of illegal practices have been ongoing within this family-owned funeral home that has affected multiple families,” said Rep. Rosenthal. “This investigation will unravel the truth behind the doors and the director will be held accountable for his actions. I send my condolences to the families who are grieving through this difficult and disgraceful time.”
“It’s heart-wrenching to imagine what the families are enduring over the handling of their loved ones,” said Senator McClure. “If these allegations are true, the funeral home needs to be held accountable to set an example so that this never happens again.”
Heinz Funeral Home has been a family-owned business for over 160 years providing central Illinois with cremation services and grief counseling.
A task force, which includes the coroner’s office and several law enforcement agencies, continues to investigate allegations of unlawful activities inside the funeral home. As of now, The owner of Heinz Funeral Home had his license to operate in Illinois permanently revoked due to records of non-compliance, professional incompetence, taking advantage of clients amounting to perpetration of fraud, violating funeral regulations, misconduct, and charging families for professional services which were not rendered.