SAN FRANCISCO – A Richmond woman is suing an Ohio-based bank over claims it repeatedly made more than 500 annoying calls to her cellphone.

Teresa Ambrose filed a complaint on May 31 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Comenity Bank and Does 1 through 10 alleging violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that between Oct. 20, 2015, and March 16, she was called on her mobile phone several times by the defendant in an attempt to collect a purported debt. The plaintiff holds Comenity Bank and Does 1 through 10 responsible because the defendants allegedly kept on calling plaintiff using an automatic telephone dialing system and kept calling despite plaintiff's requests to stop.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks injunction against the defendant, actual damages, $500 in statutory damages for each violation, $1,500 as treble damages for each violation, interest, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. She is represented by Kian Mottahedeh and John D. Sarai of SM Law Group APC in Encino.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 3:16-cv-02918

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