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Indiana AG files lawsuit against furniture store owner

By Bryan Cohen | Jun 4, 2013


INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) - Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller's office filed a lawsuit Monday against a Lake County-based furniture store that allegedly closed its doors after collecting more than $22,000 from consumers.

Carly Borrero, doing business as Selectionals, allegedly charged consumers between $220 and $2,954 for furniture but failed to deliver the promised furniture or refunds. Zoeller's office received 22 complaints about Borrero's business.

"In this case, customers didn't realize they would not receive their furniture until the store had already closed its doors," Zoeller said. "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, which was located in Merrillville, allegedly collected money from consumers since at least October.

One additional consumer received her dinette set approximately two weeks after the scheduled delivery with a defective chair. The company allegedly promised to fix the chair but failed to do so.

Zoeller's lawsuit seeks consumer restitution, an injunction, civil penalties and attorney fees for the alleged violations of the Deceptive Consumer Sales Act.

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