Patrick Fortin, a north-shore funeral director whose permit was revoked last month, was found dead Tuesday in north-shore Terrebonne — and police there say they're not ruling out suicide as a possible cause.
That same day, the province's consumer protection office ruled that he had to transfer 3,000 pre-arrangement files to one of his competitors.
Last month, the health ministry stripped the 42-year-old of his permit amid suggestions he had been dipping into the money clients gave him for pre-arrangement contracts.
Earlier this year, Fortin vanished for a few weeks, while the bodies of nine people — whose families Fortin was doing business with — lay at the funeral home.
Reports suggest he owed close to $1.5 million in mortgage payments, loan payments, and back taxes.