MONROE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - FOX 46 is getting results for families who say they've been ripped off by a monument salesman.
Today a supplier delivered and installed a number of monuments people thought they'd never see.
FOX 46's Morgan Frances drove from cemetery to cemetery and has more from the families affected.
These families have endured months of just a rollercoaster of emotions such as the Corns family, here. Going through a death in the family and then ordering a monument only to find out the salesman wasn't going to deliver it. but today many of them were able to finally get results and have that moment of closure. These workers normally install 60 monuments a week.
Although every installation has a story behind it, Darwin Collins knows this delivery day is extra special that's because many of the markers in this truck were orders taken by Tunis Selby and his wife.
“We were all finally able to take a deep breath, finally able to let her rest,” said Tyler McCollum, who was having his mother's grave marker installed on Friday.
Selby took orders from an estimated 60-100 people including the McCollums.
Like so many others, they say he accepted their money, but never delivered the monument. It took a group of good guys in the industry to get some of those orders delivered and installed.
“I'm so happy everyone did what they said they were going to do finally,” said Crowders, who was also ripped off by Sleby.
Our interview with one woman caused others to come forward.
"It gave light to a lot of what was going on and I don't know. We'd probably still be fighting it,” McCollum
Although there are so many more who are waiting on their monuments, these families are breathing a little bit easier tonight knowing the wait is over.
"Something has happened and I'm happy. It looks good and I'm pleased," said Crowders.
"One to ten, I think I'd give y'all a 20. Y'all have gone a long ways to help us and everybody else so y'all really got results,” McCollum said.
At last check, Tunis Selby sits in a South Carolina jail and faces a fraud charge in that state.
The Monroe Police Department in North Carolina has 23 complaints stacked against him, but they have yet to file any charges.
Click through the links below to explore our previous reporting on this issue:
- Grieving mother scammed out of $10K for son's grave marker
- Grieving mother who paid $10K for son's grave marker will get it nearly 2 years later
- Families who never received grave markers finally getting help
- Monroe Police investigating additional charges against monument maker accused of scamming customers