NEWARK (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino announced Sept. 13 that a Superior Court judge has ordered Denyse H. Turner and her company RX 4 Fun Travel LLC to pay $277,000 and shut down operations permanently.
Porrino’s office said the Paterson travel company defrauded customers by never providing the services that the customers bought.
“Consumers who purchase vacation packages deserve to enjoy their time away, not end up stuck at home, dealing with the loss of their hard-earned money,” Porrino said. “We’re pleased that the court has approved our legal claims to protect consumers from this kind of blatant consumer fraud.”
Of the monetary penalty, $235,000 will go toward civil penalties, $13,880 will go toward restitution for 15 consumers harmed by the company and $27,695.49 will be used as reimbursement for attorney fees.
“The defendants advertised custom travel experiences at fantastic values but all consumers got for their money was the runaround,” said Sharon Joyce, acting director of the Division of Consumer Affairs. “As the filing of this action shows, we will not allow unscrupulous travel agents to defraud people out of their vacation funds.”