HOUSTON — A Harris County couple is suing a Houston private school operator, alleging breach of contract and fraud.

Amenya and Florence Wokoma filed a complaint April 3 in Harris County District Court against The Village School, alleging failure to to fulfill its contractual obligation.

According to the complaint, in 2016, despite the school's knowledge that the Wokomas' daughter needed an F1 visa to attend the school, the defendant accepted the girl and the full tuition fee of $23,375. 

Unfortunately, the suit says, the Wokomas' daughter could not obtain the required visa and the plaintiffs have been unsuccessful in receiving their requested refund. 

The plaintiffs allege The Village School, with no explanation, has refused to refund the Wokomas' deposit as promised and unlawfully retained the money.

The Wokomas seek trial by jury, actual damages of $23,375, plus exemplary damages, attorney fees, interest and all other legal and equitable relief. They are represented by attorney John P. Venzke of The Venzke Law Firm PC in Houston.

Harris County District Court Case number 2017-22566

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