HOUSTON – A Florida consumer alleges a Houston debt collector unlawfully contacted a third party in connection with an alleged debt.

Charmine Bathelemy filed a complaint on Dec. 4, 2017, in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against GC Services LP alleging that the debt collector violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

According to the complaint, an alleged debt incurred by the plaintiff was purchased, assigned or transferred to the defendant for collection. The suit states the defendant contacted a friend of the plaintiff and told the friend it was calling regarding a job offer for the plaintiff and asked for the plaintiff's contact information.

The plaintiff holds GC Services LP responsible because the defendant allegedly contacted a third party for a purpose other than to confirm the plaintiff's location or correct it in violation of the FDCPA.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks actual and punitive damages, statutory damages of $1,000, attorney's fees, costs and and such other just and proper relief. She is represented by Jenny DeFrancisco of Lemberg Law LLC in Wilton, Connecticut.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:17-cv-03669

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