A Madison County woman is suing a Florida company, alleging she was defrauded in a real estate transaction.
Rebecca Click filed a lawsuit on Nov. 25 in Madison County Circuit Court against Allstar Enterprises & Cleaning of St. Petersburg, Fla., Michael D. Bender, Ramona E. Johnson and Shawn Greeves.
According to the complaint, on June 9, Allstar and Bender executed a deed arrangement with Click for the sale of property at 121 Riviera Drive in Granite City. She purchased the property for $56,000, making a down payment of $20,000 to Bender and Allstar, the suit says.
The lawsuit states Click entered into the agreement with no knowledge the defendants were planning to acquire the property under a fictitious name and resell it after receiving the plaintiff's down payment. Further, the suit says, they attempted to convey the property, using the non-existent Allstar Enterprises & Cleaning Services, to defendant Greeves.
The suit alleges Greeves purchased the property from Allstar, even though he knew the plaintiff occupied the property.
The complaint states the conduct of all defendants is fraudulent and intentionally designed to damage the plaintiff, causing her financial damages and emotional pain and suffering.
Click asks the court to find that her legal rights under the deed are fully enforceable, that the actions of the defendants are fraudulent, and that she be awarded actual and punitive damages, attorney fees and court costs.
She is represented by attorney Edward T. McCarthy of McCarthy & Allen of Edwardsville.
Madison County Circuit Court case number 15-L-1538.