Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Chevra Kadisha of Yerushalayim and Beit Shemesh Arrested For Fraud

Following a covert investigation, police arrested seven suspects allegedly involved in two instances of cemetery fraud.
In one case, three chevrah kaddisha workers and two contractors are suspected of removing or covering children’s graves dating from the 70’s in Yerushalayim’s Har Hamenuchos cemetery in order to create new burial plots. Some of these were sold for up to $28,000 apiece to overseas Jews.
The other case involved two senior officials of the Beit Shemesh Religious Council who illegally sold graves plots wholesale to foreign citizens for $250,000.

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