Beshear Takes Further Action Against Georgetown Cemetery Owner
FRANKFORT, KY. – Attorney General Andy Beshear has announced that his Office of Consumer Protection has filed a motion for default judgment against Dale Shackelford and Crestlawn Cemetery in Scott County.
Beshear’s office is asking a judge to order the defendants to fulfill all outstanding obligations to consumers or provide full refunds, properly register and pay the office civil penalties.
In late May, the Office of the Attorney General brought a civil lawsuit against Crestlawn Cemetery LLC and owner Dale Shackelford after receiving numerous consumer complaints alleging that headstones and other items had not been installed and that adequate maintenance was not being performed on the cemetery grounds.
Shackelford failed to respond to the suit prompting the Attorney General’s Office to take further action by filing a motion for default judgement.
The motion is scheduled to be heard by Scott County Circuit Court Aug. 4 at 1 p.m.
“Today’s action is yet another step my office is taking to help the families who have been wronged by Crestlawn,” Beshear said. “I applaud the work of my Office of Consumer Protection as it continues to seek justice in this matter, and I appreciate the support we have received from Rep. Chuck Tackett, Scott County Judge-Executive George Lusby, Scott County Sheriff Tony Hampton and Georgetown Mayor Tom Prather.”
One of the critical missions of the Attorney General’s Office is to help protect Kentucky families from fraud and exploitation. Consumers who have experienced issues with Crestlawn Cemetery and have not already contacted the Attorney General’s Office should call 502-696-5389 or ag.ky.gov to make a report.