Former cemetery manager to pay $15,000 in restitution

John Rayan tells judge he'll pay 9 customers who paid for headstones

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The former manager of a local cemetery has agreed to pay back money he is accused of taking from some of his customers for services never provided. Nader John Rayan’s attorney told a judge Tuesday morning that his client will pay $15,000 in restitution to nine families.

The families accused Rayan of taking money for grave markers that were never delivered.

Rayan promised to repay the money by Feb.  2.

It was the latest development in an I-TEAM investigation that led to Rayan's arrest last July. News4Jax exposed dozens of complaints against Rayan and his wife, who owned Beaches Memorial Park and First Coast Funeral Home in Atlantic Beach.

Rayan is charged with 15 counts of grand theft. As a result of our stories, his wife, Amanda Rayan, was also arrested last August.

Amanda Rayan has yet to be arraigned on 47 charges. Prosecutors said she falsified names on dozens of death certificates.

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Jennifer, who anchors The Morning Shows and is part of the I-TEAM, loves working in her hometown of Jacksonville.