Grenada Coroner faces additional charges in funeral fraud case

The Grenada County Coroner has been arrested for the second time for funeral-related fraud and embezzlement. Eddie “Skeeter” Robinson, III was arrested on a 14-count indictment accusing him of selling preneed contracts, also known as prepaid funerals, and related services, which he was not licensed to sell.

The 51-year-old Robinson was charged with one count of conspiracy, four counts of embezzlement, three counts of false pretense, five counts of insurance fraud, and one count of wire fraud. He was previously arrested earlier this month on a six-count indictment for similar charges in DeSoto County.

Robinson’s funeral home is listed in the indictment under six names including DBA Eddie “Skeeter” Robinson Funeral Home, Robinson Funeral Home, Eddie Robinson Funeral Homes, Robinson Burial Association, Eddie Robinson Funeral Directors, and Eddie Robinson and Son Funeral Service.

If convicted, Robinson faces up to 80 years in prison, $110,000 in fines, and restitution. A charge is merely an accusation, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law

If you believe you are a victim of Robinson, the Attorney General’s office is urging people to call their Insurance Integrity Enforcement Bureau at 601-359-4254.