NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A former funeral director from New Jersey convicted for a scheme to steal body parts has been found working at a cemetery.
Stephen Finley is out of prison and was banned from working as a funeral director. But he’d recently gotten a job at Rosemount Memorial Park in Elizabeth at the crematory, the Newark Star-Ledger discovered.
“I was shocked and mortified that he could be allowed to be around people’s loved ones,” Karen Delre told WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman.
Delre’s father was among the victims of Finley’s body parts stealing ring.
“Skinned him and took every bone they could. He’s not resting in peace, he’s resting in pieces,” Delre told Silverman.
After the paper alerted the cemetery, they fired him. The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs is looking into it.
“They had to have known Stephen Finley’s background,” Delre said. “It should have been a violation of the court order if it wasn’t specified.”
A vice president at Rosemount told the Star-Ledger that Finley’s a man who did his time and paid his dues and is just looking to move on with his life.
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