Closed Business Faces Consumer Complaint Lawsuit
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller’s office filed a lawsuit today against a now-closed Southlake Mall furniture store for closing after collecting more than $22-thousand from customers.
Zoeller said his office received 22 complaints from consumers who made payments to “Selectionals” owner Carly Borrero ranging from $220 to $2,954, but never received the promised furniture or refunds. Zoeller says customers didn’t realize they would not receive their furniture until the store had already closed.
“Selectionals” had collected money from customers since at least October 2012. One additional consumer reported receiving her dinette set about two weeks after the scheduled delivery, but the set had a defective chair. According to the lawsuit, the company promised to fix the chair but failed to do so.
The state seeks an injunction, consumer restitution, civil penalties and attorney’s fees for violating the Deceptive Consumer Sales Act.