LOS ANGELES – A San Bernardino County woman alleges a debt collector made repeated withdraws from her debit account without her consent.

Belishia McGowan filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on Aug. 8 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Purchasing Power LLC alleging violation of the Electronic Funds Transfer Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in November 2015, her bank account was debited without her consent by the defendant. She alleges she provided her card number to the defendant to make a one-time payment on a purported debt, not for future automatic payments. The plaintiff holds Purchasing Power LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly automatically deducted sums of money from plaintiff's bank account without her authority.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks statutory damages of $1,000 per class member, actual damages, interest, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. She is represented by Todd M. Friedman and Adrian R. Bacon of Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman PC in Woodland Hills.

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 5:16-cv-01714

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