Robbie Hargett Oct. 26, 2015, 3:39pm


A Splendora woman is suing a debt collection firm, alleging unlawful collection.

Sherrie Shorten filed a complaint July 13 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Oxford Law of Levittown, Pa., alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

On April 16, the complaint states, Oxford Law called Shorten to collect a debt she allegedly owed to Cuzco Capital Investment for a Suzuki vehicle, but Shorten informed the defendant that she disputed the debt and she had never owned a Suzuki vehicle.

Oxford Law called Shorten the next day, again attempting to collect the alleged debt.

The complaint alleges the defendant's actions constitute violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and have caused the plaintiff to suffer stress, aggravation, emotional distress and mental anguish.

Shorten seeks actual damages, $1,000 in statutory damages, plus attorney fees and costs. She is represented by attorney Lawrence D. Tackett of Allen Chern Law in Spring.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:15-cv-01988.

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