SAN FRANCISCO – An Antioch woman alleges a debt collector unlawfully contacted her family members regarding an alleged debt.

Chauncey Simpson filed a complaint on April 13 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against D. Scott Carruthers alleging violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that beginning in May 2016, the defendant contacted him by telephone with false threats and also contacted her family members stating it would send the police to locate the plaintiff if she could not be reached. The plaintiff holds D. Scott Carruthers responsible because the defendant allegedly called the plaintiff to falsely threaten her that it would garnish 25 percent of her paycheck every two weeks and keep calling her at work despite her requests to stop.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks actual damages, statutory damages of $1,000, actual damages, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. She is represented by Crosby S. Connolly and Robert L. Hyde of Hyde & Swigart in San Diego.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 3:17-cv-02066-JCS

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