Two members of staff were dismissed on the grounds of gross misconduct following the investigation into two cemeteries in Berwick.
Northumberland County Council say they suspected problems at Berwick North Road and Tweedmouth Cemeteries in 2009.
They took over management of both cemeteries from Berwick Borough Council.
When officers identified irregularities at the cemetery two members of staff were suspended and a full internal investigation carried out. They were later dismissed.
Northumberland County Council say they have addressed staffing issues and identified a range of issues that are still being corrected.
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