The Arizona Attorney General’s Office reached a settlement in March 2019 with INT Sourcing LLC, Premiere Office Supplies LLC, and Elite Office Supplies LLC and their owner. This settlement resolves a lawsuit the State filed alleging that the defendants sent fake toner cartridge invoices to churches, schools, and businesses. The State alleged that victim businesses frequently paid these deceptive and fake invoices as a routine business matter. The judgment requires the defendants to pay $140,000 in civil penalties to the State and $419,640.56 in restitution, enough to fully refund all amounts defendants collected through these unlawful practices. Read the full settlement agreement.
The first restitution payment made to victim businesses later this year will be a partial distribution equal to 50% of the amount paid. So long as defendants make the additional payment in 2020 required by the judgment, businesses will receive a second payment with the remaining restitution amount later that year.
For more information, please contact Stephanie Paine at 602-542-7736 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Office of the Arizona Attorney General
Consumer Protection and Advocacy Section
2005 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85004