More than a dozen victims in Oregon and Washington say that Carol Jameson Estate and Moving Sales owes them money
Attorney General John Kroger today announced that the Department of Justice had shut down Carol Jameson Estate and Moving Sales of Beaverton based on complaints about the consignment business's practices.
"Businesses that take advantage of the elderly and people who are grieving will be held accountable," said Attorney General Kroger. "We will not hesitate to protect our most vulnerable citizens."
An Oregon Department of Justice investigation found numerous problems with the business practices of Carol Jameson Estate and Moving Sales. Clients included elderly people who were moving from their homes into long-term assisted living facilities and the relatives of recently deceased people.
Despite a promise to provide sale proceeds within 20 days, Jameson routinely went months without making even a partial payment. One client waited more than a year. Several clients complained that Jameson allowed her employees to take for their personal use unsold items that were supposed to be donated to charity. Jameson also falsely claimed to be bonded and insured. Other clients claim that Jameson reported false sales proceeds.
Carol Jameson is in bankruptcy. She owes an estimated $20,000 to her clients.
The settlement prohibits Jameson from running a consignment business in the future. She must also pay restitution to her clients.
Additional clients who believe they were harmed by Jameson's business practices have 120 days from the filing of this settlement to file a complaint with the Oregon Department of Justice.
Assistant Attorney General Jermaine F. Brown handled the case for the Oregon Department of Justice.
Attorney General John Kroger leads the Oregon Department of Justice. The Department's mission is to fight crime and fraud, protect the environment, improve child welfare, promote a positive business climate, and defend the rights of all Oregonians.
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