PENN HILLS, Pa. - Several grieving families have contacted Channel 11 News over the past several months saying Penn Hills Monuments never gave them their loved ones’ headstones.
On Wednesday, Channel 11’s Katherine Amenta learned that criminal charges were filed against the owner, Curt Eakman
“I’m glad you knew about this and not me. I just found out,” Eakman said to Amenta as he turned himself into Penn Hills police Wednesday afternoon.
Eakman’s customers told Amenta they’re not sure how he can deny the charges.
“This is… this is my son,” Mary Bryant said as she fought back tears. “I come to visit him a lot.”
According to Bryant, she puts flowers on her son’s grave at Allegheny Cemetery because it’s without a headstone.
Bryant told Amenta that she and her husband purchased a headstone from Penn Hills Monuments in November for $1,200 and they’re still waiting for it.
According to the criminal complaint, Eakman used 51 customers’ money for personal use.
“I love (that he’s being investigated),” Bryant said.