The total amount defrauded was PS4000 between April 2008 and March 2011 at the funeral parlours
on Maryhill Road, Glasgow.
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Three Cardiff hospitals - the University Hospital of Wales, Llandough Hospital and the privately-run former Bupa Hospital in Pontprennau - unwittingly used tissue from parts snatched by New Yorker Michael Mastromarino from corpses lying in funeral parlours
The company, which has 29 funeral parlours
in the Midlands, teamed up with the charity World Vision to ensure the money goes directly to the needy.
A tie-up involving Manchester-based Cooperative Group and Rochdale's United Cooperatives would create a business with more than 4,000 outlets ranging from funeral parlours
and shoe shops to car dealerships and banks.
Mastromarino and three other defendants pleaded not guilty earlier this year to charges including body stealing, unlawful dissection and forgery The ring is accused of removing parts from hundreds of bodies from funeral parlours
in New York City, Rochester, Philadelphia and New Jersey.
But Cllr Kevin Maton (Lab, Henley) said: "We're arguing for a precedent we could never sustain' that we start sticking funeral parlours
out of sight.
Yesterday, the Spanish Red Cross had 13 counselling units in funeral parlours
and the morgue.
Increasingly, old-fashioned funerals have given way to unreal sojourns in funeral parlours
where the `slumber rooms' and canned sentimental music provide a bromide for mourners.
6m in buying 21 funeral parlours
to bring the total to 540 trading under established local names.
A change in regulations will soon mean that people who want to follow a career in funeral parlours
will also have to learn how to apply make-up to the deceased.
The strike will affect funeral parlours
in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Lanarkshire.