EAST ST. LOUIS — A woman is suing a debt collector for allegedly attempting to collect on a discharged debt with Macy's Department Stores.
Marybeth Jamerson filed a complaint on Feb. 17, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois against Credit Control, LLC, alleging it violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on July 21, 2015, after filling a bankruptcy petition for an incurred debt with Macy's Department Stores, she continues to receive collection letters demanding payment.
The letter stated that the plaintiff owed the defendant $6,497.29 despite the debt being included in her bankruptcy petition.
The plaintiff alleges the defendant attempted to collect the debt despite actual knowledge of the bankruptcy proceedings and despite communication of that fact to both plaintiff and Macy's Department Stores, its predecessor in interest.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks actual damages, statutory damages, reasonable attorney's fees, costs and any other relief the court deems just and appropriate.
She is represented by Travis W. Cohron of Barker Hancock and Cohron in Noblesville, Ind.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois case number 3:17-cv-00175