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Defendants held themselves out as Medicaid Specialists and offered consumers services in obtaining Medicaid benefits. Defendants offered their services to senior citizens living in nursing homes or other assisted living facilities. Defendants committed unfair and deceptive acts and practices in violation of the CSPA by: 1) accepting money from consumers for services and failing to deliver those services or make full refunds, 2) doing business in Ohio under a fictitious business name without having registered that name with the Ohio Secretary of State, and 3) representing that they had a sponsorship, approval, or affiliation that they did not have. Defendants committed unconscionable acts and practices in violation of the CSPA by requiring consumers to submit the originals of their important documents, such as bank statements, birth and death certificates, bank books, social security cards, military discharge papers, and then failing to return those documents to consumers, ignoring consumers' requests for the return of the documents, and failing to communicate with consumers as to the whereabouts of their documents. Defendants ordered to pay $87,328.00 in consumer restitution and $100,000.00 in civil penalties.
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