ORLANDO – A Duval County woman alleges a debt collector continued to harass her at work after she asked it to stop calling.
Kathy Simpkins filed a complaint on May 11 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida against Hunter Warfield alleging that the debt collector violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in December 2015, she began receiving calls on a daily basis at her place of employment from the defendant on behalf of a creditor. Despite being informed that she was not allowed to accept personal calls at work, defendant allegedly continued to call her. She claims the defendant's calls during business hours negatively affected her work and has placed her in a great deal of stress.
The plaintiff holds Hunter Warfield responsible because the defendant allegedly repeatedly called her at her place of employment to collect a personal debt and continued to call even after she and her supervisor advised them that such calls violated company policy. The defendant's actions were purportedly done with the intent to annoy, abuse and harass her, the suit states.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks a permanent injunction prohibiting defendant from calling her, compensation for damages, attorney's fees, costs and expenses and such other relief as the court deems proper. She is represented by Marc E. Wites and Chad J. Robinson of Wites & Kapetan PA in Lighthouse.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida Case number 3:16-cv-00577