October 6, 2023

Seeking Victim Information in Stefan’s Monument Fraud Investigation

FBI Philadelphia is seeking to identify potential victims of Stefan’s Monument Fraud.

The FBI is presently conducting an investigation into the business practices of Gregory Stefan, Jr. and Gerard Stefan, as well as a number of headstone/memorial sales companies with which they are affiliated (including but not limited to1843, LLC; 1843 Alessi Memorial; Colonial Memorials Inc.; Gallagher Memorials; and Lifestone by Stefan). This investigation concerns, among other things, possible violations by the above-listed individuals of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1343 (wire fraud).

If you were victimized by Stefan’s Monument Fraud or have information relevant to this investigation, please fill out this short form.

If you know of someone else who has possibly been victimized by Stefan’s Monument Fraud, please encourage them to complete the form themselves.

The FBI is legally mandated to identify victims of federal crimes it investigates. Victims may be eligible for certain services, restitution, and rights under federal and/or state law. Your responses are voluntary but may be useful in the federal investigation and to identify you as a potential victim. Based on the responses provided, you may be contacted by the FBI and asked to provide additional information. All identities of victims will be kept confidential.


Tips to Protect Yourself

The FBI requests victims report these types of fraudulent or suspicious activities to the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) at www.ic3.gov.

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