EDWARDSVILLE – A Madison County
resident is suing over allegations of fraud by a weight-loss business.
Connie Anderson filed the suit April 21
in Madison County Circuit Court against Jeremy Giles, doing business
as HCG Direct LLC and Nutra Cs; Christina DeLancey, also known as
Christina Everts; and Daniel Robien and Sarah Robien. She alleges fraud under the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff went to
what she thought was a weight loss clinic at 519 Madison Ave., Suite
315 in Wood River, and met with DeLancy, who claimed to be a
weight loss specialist.
DeLancy allegedly sold the
plaintiff a product she claims was a weight loss product and
she also paid $100 for a 12-week weight loss program. Upon using the product, the plaintiff
suffered heart palpitations and required medical attention, according
to the complaint.
When she attempted to contact
DeLancy, she found the clinic door to be locked, the suit alleges.
Giles is the alleged
distributor and possibly manufacturer of the product.
Robien own the property at
519 Madison Ave., Suite 315 and has allegedly rented it to
The plaintiff seeks from each defendant,
for three counts of fraud, compensatory damages of less than $50,000
plus court costs and attorney fees. She is represented by Thomas G.
Maag of the Maag Law Firm LLC in Wood River.
Madison County Circuit Court case