N.D. AG issues order against Minn. woman

Bryan Cohen Jul. 23, 2012, 3:19pm


BISMARCK, N.D. (Legal Newsline) - North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem issued a cease and desist order on Thursday against Stacy Dahl, doing business as Helping Hands Inc., for allegedly violating state laws regulating consumer fraud.

Dahl, also known as Stacy Alexander and Stacy Lynn Dahl, allegedly violated laws related to games of chance and charitable solicitation. The Winger, Minn.-based woman allegedly solicited charitable contributions for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.

"Dahl does not have an agreement with St. Jude's to fundraise on its behalf and she is not registered with the secretary of state to solicit charitable contributions," Stenehjem said.

Dahl allegedly sold raffle tickets for an all-terrain vehicle and sold non-existing trips for casinos, concerts and baseball games.

"Stealing from consumers using false charitable solicitations is a violation of the trust of generous North Dakota donors and is reprehensible," Stenehjem said. "Dahl has taken money from consumers through her deceptive and illegal activity and is being investigated by my Consumer Protection Division for civil action and by law enforcement for potential violations of criminal law."

The CPD received consumer complaints that Dahl also allegedly sold travel packages that misrepresented consumer and hotel rebates.

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