Jackson funeral home owner arrested for fraud

Published 9:50 pm Thursday, September 28, 2017

JACKSON (AP) — A Jackson funeral home owner has been arrested for failing to forward premiums to a life insurance company.

Attorney General Jim Hood says 42-year-old Kimredell Dotson faces four counts of committing false pretense. He surrendered to Choctaw County authorities following a grand jury indictment for defrauding his customers in an amount greater than $500 in four separate instances between 2010 and 2013.

Hood, in a news release Tuesday, said Dotson owns a business in McCool. He says Dotson made false representations to his customers that he was forwarding their premiums to an insurance company but never actually turned them in.

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The scheme was discovered as part of an investigation by the Secretary of State’s Office and the Mississippi Insurance Department. If convicted, Dotson faces up to 40 years in prison.