Raleigh Co. woman files debt collection suit

By Ben Hart | Feb 27, 2014

BECKLEY -- A Raleigh County woman is suing a debt collecting corporation, claiming harassment.

Melanie D. Spencer filed a lawsuit Feb. 12 in Raleigh Circuit Court against Santander Consumer USA Inc., citing violations of Consumer Credit and Protection Act, Computer Crime and Abuse Act and Telephone Harassment Statute, as well as infliction of emotional distress and invasion of privacy.

Spencer claims she received multiple phone calls from the defendants in order to annoy and harass her into paying debts owed the defendants. According to the claim, the defendants tried to collect the debts due in ways which are in direct violation of several laws put into place in the state of West Virginia.

Spencer is seeking damages, attorney's fees and court costs.

She is being represented by Fayetteville attorneys Ralph C. Young, Christopher B. Frost, Steven R. Broadwater Jr. and Jed R. Nolan of Hamilton, Burgess, Young and Pollard PLLC.

Raleigh Circuit Court case numbers 14-C-123-K

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