New charges brought against Applewhite

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 27, 2004

Staff Report

Four new misdemeanor charges have been filed against former Carver Memorial Cemetery owner Abraham Applewhite.

A grand jury on Wednesday indicted Applewhite of three counts of conducting a funeral service without a license and one count of transporting a body illegally.


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Meanwhile, on Thursday, Applewhite appeared in Circuit Court to be sentenced on a plea bargain he struck in June. Applewhite pleaded guilty in June to obtaining money under false pretenses, a felony. Two other charges – writing bad checks and operating a cemetery without a license – were dropped as part of the agreement.

The state revoked Applewhite’s cemetery license last year