Katz said he took several witnesses to Columbus to testify before Yost that “Darren was the one who took their money, and Darren was the one who spent their money.”
Katz, who said he was an investor who helped Boykin start the business, said he wants the whole situation cleaned up. He said he even helped some disgruntled customers out of his own pocket, noting he gave one $6,000 in an effort to make things right.
“I want to see the people who paid for their stones get them. That’s pretty much it.”
The gravestone business is closed, he said. “We’ve ceased operations. We’re going to do whatever we can to make it right.”