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Corey Haim Funeral -- The Ol' Switcheroo?

4/12/2010 4:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The company that donated money to help pay for Corey Haim's funeral stopped payment on the check it sent the family ... claiming the money wasn't being used for Haim's funeral at all.

Startifacts, a celebrity memorabilia company that had been auctioning some of Haim's stuff, had donated $20,000 to cover funeral expenses.

But after a series of back and forth emails with Haim's brother-in-law, Mark Alexander, the company learned the funeral had already been paid for by the funeral home -- and its money was going to be used for Corey's mom's cancer treatments.

A rep for Judy Haim, Corey's mom, tells TMZ Judy's medical bills are completely covered and she has no idea why Alexander gave Starifacts the wrong idea. Haim says the funeral costs were indeed all covered by the funeral home's donations fund -- and she was raising money to reimburse them.

Either way, Startifacts feels burned by the whole ordeal and, as of now, has no intention of sending another check.


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balls    

balls

1653 days ago
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balls    

balls

1653 days ago
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Truth    

Startifacts had NO intentions of following through with their offer. They wanted the PRESS, but as soon as it stopped mentioning their name, they stopped the check.



These dealers are not going to just hand over 10-20k. It was just a joke for them.

1653 days ago
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Destiny    

Ouchies... someone is always trying to make a buck... if the funeral home had payed for it... why didn't she return the check anyway or decline the offer? I know she is sick and all... but Ugh!

1653 days ago
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KRAZY KOOKY KLOWN    

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1652 days ago
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astellmary    

That was awesome! Probably one of the more interesting reads in awhile.



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1652 days ago
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Artrina    

This is what happens when families beg for money so they don't have to pay for funeral expenses - someone usually gets burned and it's not the "poor me" family.

1652 days ago
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lea    

In Canada you don't pay out of your own pocket for cancer treatments or any other medical expenses so they are pretty much lying. The funeral home he was laid to rest by is a well off one so I can see that as well. It's pretty low to take advantage of the family.

1652 days ago
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Darlene    

Leave her alone!!!!

1652 days ago
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Meli-Melo    

If they are so poor - then why did they spend so much on funerals ?

1652 days ago
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Me    

So they are keeping the 20K AND keeping Corey's belongings and profit from the items they sold that belong to his mother?



Sounds like the only thing this place did was step in to take advantage of Corey's mom and make a profit.

1652 days ago
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crapsandwiches    

Even in DEATH Corey Haim gets the short end of the stick. People are so hard hearted. Sheesh. I realize he had drug problems galore, but come on...he DIED.

1652 days ago
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ZIPPY    

so??

1652 days ago
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jillydcanada    

you are all idiots. Canada has free healthcare, there are no treatments to pay for here at all so Judy isn't using the money for treatments. Here you pay the funeral home first and then you get your reinbursements after (like life insurance policies, etc.) , so anything that Judy got should go to her because she had to pay the funeral home first.

1652 days ago
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Mark Proctor    

Pure BS to generate free publicity. Period.



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