CHICAGO – A Chicago company is alleged to have failed to pay consumers for unused diabetic testing supplies.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed a complaint on Dec. 28 in Cook County Circuit Court against Jonathan Avila, individually and as the member manager of Surplus Diabetic Supplies LLC, and Surplus Diabetic Supplies LLC, alleging violation of the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.
According to the complaint, the defendants operated under the name Cash Now Offer and convinced consumers to sell unused diabetic testing supplies with promises of cash bonuses, price matching and other incentives. The plaintiff alleges the defendants either delayed payments or did not pay consumers at all.
The suit states the Illinois Attorney General's office received at least 185 complaints over allegations the defendants failed to pay more than $31,000 to consumers.
The plaintiff seeks judgment ordering the defendants to pay restitution, civil penalties of $50,000 per deceptive act or practice, all costs incurred, and such other relief as justice may require. It is represented by Attorney General Lisa Madigan, Susan Ellis and Andrew Law of the attorney general's Consumer Fraud Bureau in Chicago.
Cook County Circuit Court case number 18-CH-16056