Putnam attorney sued for $56K in credit card debt

By Lawrence Smith | Jul 23, 2010

WINFIELD – A California bank is seeking to collect on over $55,000 in credit card debt owed them by a Putnam County attorney.

Wells Fargo Bank of Sacramento, Calif. filed suit in Putnam Circuit Court against Franklin L. Gritt Jr. In its two-count complaint filed on June 22, Wells Fargo alleges Gritt is in arrears $56,000 on two credit cards, and has failed to make any payments on them for over a year.

According to its suit, Wells Fargo issued Gritt both a Wells Fargo Business Line MasterCard and a Platinum Visa. Though records are unclear regarding the MasterCard, the Visa was issued on Feb. 26, 2006.

As of Feb. 26 and April 1, 2009, Gritt made purchases totaling $40,262.58 and $16,491.69 on the MasterCard and Visa, respectively. It is on those dates that Wells Fargo alleges Gritt stopped making payments.

Wells Fargo seeks judgment against Gritt in the total amount outstanding of the credit cards , $56,754.27, plus pre- and post-judgment interest, court costs and attorney fees. They are represented by J. Nicholas Barth with the Charleston law firm of Barth and Thompson.

The case is assigned to Judge Phillip M. Stowers.

Putnam Circuit Court case number 10-C-207

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