CHICAGO — An Illinois diabetic supplies resale company faces a lawsuit from the state for allegedly owing more than $1 million to customers who sent in their unused testing supplies.
According to the Illinois Attorney General's Office, Surplus Diabetic Supplies LLC, doing business as Cash Now Offer, solicited people to send in unused diabetic testing supplies for payment and, in most cases, did not pay or delayed paying the customers for their supplies.
Cash Now and owner Jonathan Avila are accused of agreeing to pay customers within 24 hours of the receipt of the unused diabetic supplies that they had sent in but, instead, defrauded thousands of people out of payment for the supplies, the office said. In some instances, many checks sent by Cash Now were invalid and bounced, Attorney General Lisa Madigan's lawsuit alleges.
"The defendant blatantly and brazenly deceived people through Cash Now Offer and my lawsuit will put a end to this ludicrous and harmful business in Illinois," Madigan said in a statement.
Hundreds of customers alledgely deceived by Avila and Cash Now filed complaints with the the Attorney General's Office, according to Madigan. She seeks to prohibit Cash Now from further doing business in Illinois as well as restitution to the customers who sent their unused diabetic testing equipment to the company.