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In a story WALB News 10 broke Tuesday night in an email alert, Albany Police now confirm they are investigating an Albany funeral home for financial fraud.
J. L. Litman funeral home was raided Monday night and records seized.
Investigators also took documents from the home of the funeral home owner, John Litman.
Police say they seized financial records when they raided J. L. Litman's Funeral home on Clark Avenue Monday evening and John Litman's home on Camellia Road near Radium Springs. The Litman's say they have no idea why Investigators are looking into their business.
No criminal charges have been filed,, but J. L. Litman Funeral Home is the target of an investigation.
Albany Police Media Manager Phyllis Banks said "The warrants were secured to collect records and any documentation pertaining to "alleged" improper financial transactions that were conducted at his business."
Prosecutors confirm that suspected stolen burial vaults are at the heart of this investigation but they won't release details.
The J.L. Litman Funeral Service remains open on Clark Avenue. Shirley Litman, the mother of owner John Litman, would not go on camera this afternoon, saying she did not know what to say. Ms. Litman said Investigators Monday night took their files for 21 funerals they performed. Both Shirley and John Litman told me they have no idea why Investigators took their files, or what they are looking for. They both told me that they have done nothing wrong, and have no idea why they are being investigated. They say lots of people have called to inquire, and the Litman's say they are having to tell them they don't know what's going on.
Banks said "this continues to be an ongoing investigation that is being coordinated and conducted by the District Attorney's office and the Albany Police Department. The State Secretary's office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigations have been contacted to assist."
The Secretary of State's Office won't comment about its involvement in the investigation.
Director of Media Relations Matt Carrothers said " In keeping with agency policy, our office cannot confirm, deny or comment on the presence of any investigation regarding professional license holders. "
No one has been charged in this case, but one man charged Monday night in a different theft case has been questioned by authorities about the Litman Investigation.
Police and Prosecutors wanted to emphasize their investigation is about financial issues, and does not include any human remains.
Shirley Litman told me they are continuing business as usual, including hosting her reading camp for children that the Litman's sponsor at the Funeral Home Thursday mornings.
GBI Agents in Sylvester Wednesday afternoon said they have contacted by the D.A.'s office, but have not met with them yet.