State Sues Merrillville Store Owner
June 3, 2013 — Indiana’s Attorney General is suing a former Merrillville furniture store owner. Attorney General Greg Zoeller’s office announced today it filed a lawsuit against Selectionals furniture store for going out of business while keeping more than $22,000 of customers’ money.
Zoeller said the lawsuit was filed in Lake County against Carly E. Borrero doing business as Selectionals. Zoeller’s staff says it received 22 complaints from customers who made payments to Borrero’s business, from $220 to $2,954, but did not receive furniture or refunds.
Zoeller says, “In this case customers didn’t realize they would not receive their furniture until the store had already closed its doors. 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 state wants an injunction, consumer restitution, civil penalties and attorney’s fees from the owner of the store that was located at 2133 Southlake Mall in Merrillville.