Zoeller files suit against former Hobart furniture store

2013-06-03T11:45:00Z 2013-06-03T23:41:05Z Zoeller files suit against former Hobart furniture storeTimes Staff nwitimes.com
June 03, 2013 11:45 am  • 

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller's office filed suit Monday against a former Westfield Southlake Mall furniture store, alleging the business bilked customers out of more than $22,000.

Zoeller filed suit in Lake County against Carly E. Borrero, who conducted business as Selectionals. Zoeller's office received 22 complaints from customers who paid anywhere from $220 to $2,954 but never received the promised furniture or refunds, according to a news release issued Monday.

"In this case, customers didn't realize they would not receive their furniture until the store had already closed its doors," Zoeller said in the statement. "The attorney general's office is committed to holding businesses accountable for ripping off customers and will diligently pursue restitution to help make these consumers whole again."

The store allegedly collected money from customers beginning as early as October 2012.

Police said one customer received a dinette set which arrived with a broken chair two weeks after the scheduled delivery. Zoeller's suit claims the company promised to fix the chair but failed to do so.

The suit seeks an injunction, customer restitution, civil penalties and attorneys fees under the Deceptive Consumer Sales Act.

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