A woman who ran a clothing store in Alabama has sued her father, the owner of a funeral home, and the owner, who owned the funeral home where she worked, for fraud.
Cheryl Carter filed the bankruptcy filing Monday, alleging she was not paid for her work as a cashier at the funeral homes funeral home in Mobile and in her hometown of Birmingham.
The lawsuit says the business operated from December 2012 until December 2016 and did not pay Carter any wages or commissions for her duties.
“We are owed over $3 million in unpaid wages and commissions,” Carter wrote in the filing.
She also claims she was owed over a $2 million bill for the funeral directors fee that went unpaid.
In the bankruptcy papers, Carter says she lost the business because her parents, who own the funeral service company, did not approve of her work.
Carter’s attorneys say she was paid $1.2 million in wages and a $1 million commission on the funeral business, which they say was operating with little or no oversight.
They say Carter did not receive any severance from the funeral agency.
Bridgewater Funeral Home declined to comment on the lawsuit.
Carter also claims the funeral director did not supervise the funeral services.
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