EAST ST. LOUIS — A St. Clair County resident is suing a debt collector for allegedly attempting to collect on a debt that had been discharged following bankruptcy.
Dewayna C. Pitts filed a complaint on Feb. 13 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois against Stanislaus Credit Control Service Inc. and Does 1-4, alleging the debt collector violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Dec. 28, she was granted a discharge of debts by the bankruptcy court, including the debt that the defendant sought to collect. Between Aug. 19 and Dec. 28, the defendant continued attempting to collect the alleged debt through phone calls.
As a result, Pitts claims she suffered humiliation, anger, anxiety, emotional distress, frustration and embarrassment.
The plaintiff alleges Stanislaus falsely represented the collectability of the alleged debt, threatened to take collection actions and used deceptive means in attempting to collect the alleged debt.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks award for actual damages, statutory damages of $1,000, prejudgment and post-judgment interest, costs and attorneys’ fees and such other or further relief as the court deems just and proper.
She is represented by Nathan D. Sturycz in Edwardsville.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois case number 3:17-cv-00156