Port Arthur woman sues New York collection agency for accusing her of credit card fraud

Michelle Keahey, East Texas Bureau Nov. 11, 2013, 12:58pm

A Port Arthur woman has filed a lawsuit against a debt collection agency that accused her of participating in credit card fraud. 

Sheena Leblanc filed suit against Evans Law Associates on Nov. 4 in Beaumont Division of the Eastern District of Texas.

The defendant is accused of making numerous telephone calls in an attempt to collect an alleged consumer debt from plaintiff regarding a Chase Bank credit card that is owed by her boyfriend. Leblanc claims she informed the defendant that she did not owe the debt and asked for the calls to stop.

According to the lawsuit, the telephone calls did not stop and on a later telephone call, the defendant accused Leblanc of participating in credit card fraud.

The defendant is accused of violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Texas Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

The plaintiff is seeking an award of actual damages, statutory damages, attorney’s fees and court costs.

Leblanc is represented by Amy L. Bennecoff of Kimmel & Silverman PC in Ambler, Penn. A jury trial is requested.

U.S. District Judge Marcia A. Crone is assigned to the case.

Case 1:13-cv-00656

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