CHARLESTON – A Charleston consumer alleges a debt collector engaged in misleading and illegal unlicensed debt collection activities.

Jenelle Mosely filed a complaint on June 30 in the Kanawha Circuit Court against Charleston Area Medical Center Inc., doing business as Healthcare Financial Services, alleging violation of the West Virginia Collection Agency Act and the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that the defendant is attempting to collect an alleged debt from her. The plaintiff holds Charleston Area Medical Center Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly falsely represented that it was empowered by the state to collect the debt and did not inform the plaintiff that it does not hold a license or posted a bond to act as a debt collector in the state.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory damages, statutory damages, interest, punitive damages, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. She is represented by Troy N. Giatras and Matthew Stonestreet of The Giatras Law Firm in Charleston. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Louis H. Bloom.

Kanawha Circuit Court Case number 17-C-932

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