TAMPA – A consumer alleges that a bank has called her hundreds of times in an attempt to collect a purported debt belonging to an unknown individual.
Loraine Hemmings filed a complaint on April 8 in the Tampa Division of the Middle District of Florida against Comenity Bank alleging that the creditor violated the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in four years prior to filing this complaint, she has received several calls attempting to collect an alleged debt that belongs to a certain Maria Hunt, whom she doesn't know. The plaintiff holds Comenity Bank responsible because the defendant allegedly continued to call her cellular telephone even after she requested them to stop calling her and that she doesn't owe any debt from them. The suit states the defendant made calls using at least eight phone numbers and using an automatic telephone dialing system.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensation for all damages, reasonable attorney's fees, costs and all other relief as is deemed necessary and appropriate. She is represented by Brian L. Shrader and Gus M. Centrone of Centrone & Shrader PLLC in Tampa.
Tampa Division of the Middle District of Florida Case number 8:16-cv-00855