January 19, 2016
The owner of a North Philadelphia funeral home who was charged with abuse of a corpse and related offenses in November has had her license revoked, 6ABC reports.
Janet Powell-Dailey's funeral director and supervisor licenses have been revoked, as was the license for her business Powell Mortuary Services, the state Board of Funeral Directors announced Tuesday.
She must also pay a fine of $300,000, CBSPhilly reports.
According to the board, Powell-Dailey "failed to fulfill one of the most fundamental responsibilities that a licensee has, to treat the deceased with dignity and respect."
Authorities say three bodies were discovered inside a garage at the 2600 block of West Hagert Street in August, with two bodies inside a box and one body inside a casket. The garage is owned by Powell-Dailey.
Powell-Dailey allegedly was paid by the families of the deceased individuals to provide funeral services that never were completed, police said.
Read more from 6ABC here.