New Hampshire

NH Funeral Home Director Accused of Operating Without a License

James Roy, 65, the owner of Roy Funeral Home in Claremont, also is accused of several misdemeanors

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A funeral home director has been accused of operating his business without a license and four counts of transporting bodies without burial permits, the New Hampshire attorney general’s office said.

James Roy, 65, the owner of Roy Funeral Home in Claremont, also is accused of two counts of making funeral arrangements without a license; one count of failing to transmit a death record; and three counts of unsworn falsification, the office said in a news release Thursday.

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All of the charges are misdemeanors. Roy was arrested and is scheduled to be arraigned on May 16. It wasn’t immediately known if he had a lawyer. An email was sent to his business seeking comment.

The complaints allege that following the 2021 expiration of Roy’s funeral home and funeral director licenses, he continued to accept clients, failed to file a death certificate, and generated counterfeit burial permits, the attorney general’s office said.

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