Columbus business owner denies claim he is running funeral home

Shawnte Hardin denies the claims he is running an illegal funeral home, claiming he is running a business that helps families reduce funeral expenses.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Shawnte Hardin said he’s not a funeral director but a businessman trying to help families reduce their funeral expenses.

Hardin says he helps by offering lower-cost prices for transporting the body, washing the body and providing make-up.

None of those services, he said, requires a license, and believes he’s being targeted by the state because people don’t understand the law.

“I think the Bureau of Criminal Investigation has become a pit bull for the Ohio Board of Embalmer and Funeral Directors. They are trying to target me. I’ve…

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