§ 11-18-30. Prearranged funerals Receipt of money with intent to defraud.
No person may arrange, promote, enter into, or sell any funeral service contract on behalf of a funeral service establishment unless the person is an embalmer or funeral director licensed in accordance with the provisions of chapter 33.2 of title 5. All monies received under these contracts shall be placed into segregated escrow accounts and marked accordingly. Any funeral director or licensed employee who receives monies under the contracts with intent to defraud the purchaser shall, upon conviction, be imprisoned for not more than one year or fined not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000). Failure to hold such monies under the contract in segregated escrow accounts shall be prima facie evidence of the intent to defraud.
(P.L. 1982, ch. 382, § 1; P.L. 1990, ch. 103, § 2.)