BECKLEY -- A West Virginia woman is suing three creditors for violations in trying to collect a debt.


Judy Bickford filed three separate lawsuits Feb. 3 in Raleigh Circuit Court against Ally Financial Inc., Wells Fargo Bank N.A. and Webbank citing violations of the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act, violations of the West Virginia Computer Crime and Abuse Act, violation of the telephone harassment statute, intentional infliction of emotional distress and common law invasion of privacy.

The lawsuits state Bickford, in each of the cases, fell behind in payments and each of the collectors tried to collect by using coercion, abusive conduct, repeated telephone calls and using deception or misleading representations.

Collection activity has annoyed, inconvenienced, harassed, bothered, upset, angered, harangued and caused indignation and distress to Bickford, the complaint states.

Bickford is seeking no more than $75,000, including all court costs, in each of the three suits. She is being represented by Hamilton, Burgess, Young and Pollard PLLC. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Robert A. Burnside.

Raleigh Circuit Court case numbers 14-C-86-H, 14-C-87-K, 14-C-88-B.

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