Idaho woman faces civil complaint by Attorney General's office

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by Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on January 25, 2010 at 12:02 PM

 

JEROME, Idaho -- The Consumer Protection Division of the Idaho Attorney General's Office has filed a civil complaint against a southern Idaho woman who authorities say duped illegal immigrants in a scheme to steal their money.

Officials in a complaint filed last week say Celia Perez posed as an attorney and sold services advertised as immigration and naturalization consultation.

The complaint charges Perez with five violations of the Idaho Consumer Protection Act and its rules. State officials say Perez took thousands of dollars for services that were never performed.

The Times-News reports Perez has not yet filed a response to the complaint.

She could not be reached on Sunday by The Associated Press.

The complaint seeks civil penalties, restitution, fees and costs.

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