SAN DIEGO — Two individuals have filed suit against a car rental company for allegedly making unauthorized electronic fund transfers from their checking account.

Christopher M. Perkins and Marjorie Perkins, also known as Monique Perkins, filed a complaint on July 22 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California against Enterprise Rent-a-Car, alleging that the rental service failed to uphold the rights of plaintiffs through unfair or deceptive acts or practices.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on Oct. 21, 2015, Christopher M. Perkins and Marjorie Perkins rented a vehicle from the defendant and left a $300 deposit as collateral on their debit card linked to their checking account. Upon returning the vehicle, the plaintiffs reportedly were billed $395.52 after the deposit had been subtracted from the total. They were advised to wait for an itemized bill with their remaining balance, except no bill purportedly was sent, then the defendant allegedly executed a number of unauthorized electronic fund transfers from the plaintiffs’ account, which caused them stress, anxiety, irritability and frustration that impacted their relationships. 

The plaintiffs hold Enterprise Rent-a-Car responsible because the defendant allegedly debited the plaintiffs' account without consent and used an unfair means to collect debt.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against the defendant, damages, costs of litigation and attorney’s fees. They are represented by Jessica R. K. Dorman and Robert L. Hyde of Hyde & Swigart in San Diego.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California case number 16-cv-01863

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