Posted: Feb 21, 2013 6:30 PM by Rob Krieger
Updated: Feb 21, 2013 6:30 PM
BATON ROUGE- The Attorney General's office filed suit against defunct fitness center Powerhouse Gym, alleging they intentionally misrepresented themselves in order to get people to sign up for the gym.
It's a slight relief for victims like Linda Carpenter, who sank nearly $800 into gym.
"We heard all these promises of what they were doing and we never got to see the gym itself, and we were just relying on our good faith and our trust in them, which we shouldn't have done," said Carpenter.
The AG's office ordered the owners of Powerhouse, Connie and Ronnie Olah and former business partner Scott Bernard to refrain from opening any new businesses in the state. They accused Powerhouse and its owners of "intentionally, knowingly, and purposefully making misrepresentations as to when the work agreed upon would be completed to induce consumers to enter into a contract with Defendants."
"We were lied to numerous times and just carried along with the situation and they knew they did not have construction going on at the time," said Carpenter.
Victims can file a consumer complaint on the AG's website.
You can read the full lawsuit by clicking here.