Man shocked by thousands in fees added to his pre-paid burial plan

How Does a Burial Plan Not Include the Cost of Digging the Grave?

Bob Lockler finally covered the cost of his burial plan last August after 12 years of payments. Only now he's facing more bills.

"He went on to tell me it was going to cost me about another $3,000 to pay for everything," Lockler told KSHB.

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KSHB reports the Kansas City, Missouri, resident got another bill in October. Lockler says he's been duped by hidden fees. Among the fees in that second wave was the internment fee –– the cost of digging the grave and lowering the casket, which seems pretty counterintuitive to not have as part of the original burial plan.

But the president of Lockler's funeral home told KSHB these fees weren't included because they are future services.

"A future service, by law, would have to be funded in some sort of side arrangement," the president told KSHB.

Taxes also can't legally be included in the original plan if the service hasn't been carried out. For instance, Lockler's casket has yet to be made, so the tax has to go through a side fund.

"I didn't know that there were any additional charges," Lockler told KSHB.

The funeral home says information on the side fees was in the fine print of the original contract. The president told KSHB the funeral home discusses these side costs with all clients, but he couldn't say for certain Lockler was told because his deal was made 12 years ago.

Lockler's funeral home has since dropped his side costs to roughly $600.

The video above includes clips from KSHB.

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Hidden costs of amusement parks

Parking Fees 
Upon arriving at theme parks, you are immediately hit with parking fees. At Universal Orlando, for example, expect to pay $20 for a parking space

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Access to Water Parks and Additional Attractions 
Most amusement parks have separate water parks that open up after Memorial Day, however, these attractions are not included in general admission tickets. 

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Carnival Games 
Usually, in the center of an amusement park, you can find a carnival-like setup featuring games, activities and food. As exciting as the games are, forewarning: This section is often its own entity, and to participate, you may have to pay separately. 

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Gift Shops 
This cost may not be as hidden as the others, but it can still put a major dent in your wallet. 

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Caricature Artists and Side Activities 
Like water parks and carnivals inside of amusement parks, caricature artists and other side activities are not included when you purchase a general admission ticket. 

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