Consumer Protection Media Releases
Upon conclusion of investigations of public interest, including those where deadly force has occurred, it is the policy of the District Attorney to notify the media and the public of the final legal decision. The following information is presented with regard to recent decisions of this office. The inclusion of specific incidents is updated on a regular basis.
- The Consumer Protection Division of the District Attorney’s Office reached a consent judgment with a former car dealership in south Wichita.
- A Haysville contractor has entered into a consent judgment with the Office of the District Attorney
- The owner of Vintage Motor Works in Wichita was sentenced for shoddy work on cars.
- The Consumer Protection Division looks at discount vacation presentation.
- A mother and daughter were sentenced after they embezzled money from a western Sedgwick County newspaper.
- A Wichita landscaper received a prison sentence after failing to make restitution.
- An elderly Wichita woman was sentenced for mistreatment of a dependent adult.
- Failure to respond to a consumer protection lawsuit resulted in a judgment against a Wichita landscaping company.
- An attempt to defraud a consumer has a connection to the District Attorney's Office.
- The jury duty scam takes another form.
- A telephone scam involves the number to the DA's office.
- Wichita truck driving school to refund tuition.
- A former Wichita car dealer did not comply with a consent judgment and is fined again in District Court.
- A consent judgment has been reached between the District Attorney and a west Wichita car dealer.
- Door to door sales require a three day cancellation notice.
- A Wichita man who defrauded people in three communities was sentenced to prison.
- A Wichita car dealer has entered a consent judgment with the District Attorney over used car sales.
- A local lawn care landscaper was sentenced after taking money from homeowners.
- A consent judgment was reached between the Consumer Protection Division of the DA's office and a Wichita car dealer.
- A car dealer entered into a second consent judgment with the District Attorney.
- A woman who defrauded an elderly Wichita man goes to prison.
- A jury found a Wichita lawn care contractor guilty of theft.
- Consumer advice following the closing of Heritage College in Wichita.
- Scam artists may try to get your money if your home was affected by flood waters.
- A Wichita contractor was sentenced in connection with work that was not completed.
- A south Wichita car dealer entered a consent judgment with the District Attorney's Office.
- A consent judgment was reached between the Consumer Protection Division of the DA's Office and a private investigator.
- Over $20,000 was refunded to two homeowners who are former customers of a local contractor.
- A local contractor has pled guilty. A Wichita man is sentenced for identity theft.
- A used car dealership entered into a consent judgment with the Consumer Protection Division.
- A man who posed as a vet to defraud local residents was sentenced in Wichita.
- A local home builder was convicted of theft and sentenced.
- A local man has reached an agreement with the District Attorney after promised construction work was not done.
- Sedgwick County has a new program to assist victims of elder crime and abuse.
- A former Sedgwick County contractor receives jail time.
- The District Attorney has advice for local merchants during credit card purchases.
- A Catholic church in Wichita was one of the victims of a Texas man who was sentenced in Sedgwick County District Court.
- District Attorney asking public for help identifying problem contractors.
- The owner of Derby Antiques and More, LLC, reimbursed her former clients more then $13,000 on Monday as part of plea negotiations with prosecutors.
- District Attorney Marc Bennett announces the sentence for a woman whose business earned an F from the Better Business Bureau.
- A Hutchinson car dealership has entered into a consent judgment with the District Attorney's Consumer Protection Division.
- Advice for holiday gift-buying.
- Some emails can add malware to your home computer.
- Bogus IRS calls are going to Sedgwick County Residents.
- Money lost to convicted contractor is returned.
- A former west Sedgwick County contractor was sentenced in District Court.
- You can purchase vehicles on Craigslist. But beware of scam artists.
- When your identity has been stolen...
- Beware of scams involving work-at-home opportunities.
- How "free" is a gift when you must attend a seminar or buy something else?
- If a business sends you a gift that you did not request, you don't have to pay for it.
- Here is some information on home burglary alarm systems and the people who go door-to-door, selling them.
- Scam artists seem to prefer the telephone.
- Don't believe it when a "Microsoft technician" calls to say, "Your computer is putting out error messages."
- Scam artists prefer prepaid money cards when they call to steal your money.
- Callers try different variations of the Grandparent scam
- Watch out for "get rich quick" seminars at local hotels
- How to Avoid Purchasing a Storm Damaged Car
- Homeowners Association