Creditor accused of improper debt collection methods

By Whitney Brakken | Feb 6, 2014

WINFIELD -- Penn Credit is being sued by a West Virginia resident after allegedly engaging in improper debt collection methods.

Sarah Williams filed a lawsuit in the Putnam Circuit Court against Penn Credit Corp., citing violations of the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act, negligence, intentional infliction of emotional distress and common law invasion of privacy.

The complaint says the plaintiff was contacted by Penn Credit to collect an outstanding debt. The plaintiff states the defendant engaged in numerous statutory violations, including continuing to call Williams after she informed the defendant that she retained an attorney, using abusive conduct in attempt to collect a debt, causing the plaintiff's phone to ring repeatedly and using unfair means to collect a debt.

Williams is seeking actual damages, statutory damages, costs, fees, general damages and punitive damages. The plaintiff is being represented by Benjamin Sheridan and Mitchell L. Klein of Klein, Sheridan and Glazer LC. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Joseph Reeder.

Putnam Circuit Court case number 14-C-18


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