County Consumer Affairs has wedding photos for scammed couples

December 13, 2011 Off By administrator

County Consumer Affairs has wedding photos for scammed couples
News from phillyBurbs.com:

MOUNT HOLLY — The weddings may be long over, but the Burlington County Office of Consumer Affairs may have a much-anticipated gift for couples scammed by their photographer on their big day.

The county announced Monday that it is looking for customers of Renaissance Photography and Weddings Unlimited who never received the photos, videos, albums and other items they purchased as part of their wedding packages between 2002 and 2009.

In 2010, owner and photographer Jack Holton, now 64, of Cinnaminson, was sentenced to three years in prison for not delivering the services and items about 90 victims paid for and was ordered to pay $ 188,562 in restitution.

Since then, he has turned over his inventory to the county. Holton, who was released from prison in September 2010 after serving nine months, has surrendered dozens of CDs full of photos from the events, officials said Monday.

But many of the CDs are not labeled or marked in any wa…………… continues on phillyBurbs.com

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Don’t remove consumer protections
News from Dailyrecord.com:

Fellow seniors, take heed. Some of the regulations that currently protect all of us, as consumers, may no longer be enforced if some new rules being considered by the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs are implemented.

Indeed, these new rules being considered by the division actually would allow businesses, in some cases, to ignore established laws that protect consumers — without notifying the public of the act.

These laws were enacted to benefit and protect consumers, so granting the state Division of Consumer Affairs such unlimited authority could seriously harm the residents of New Jersey.

For example, a homeowner could lose the ability to require a home-renovation contractor to provide compensation for shoddy or even dangerous work, like a leaky roof or an inadequate wiring job.

In addition, the new rules could make it much harder for consumers to be compensated for losses when merchants provide poor services, such as an automobile repair…………… continues on Dailyrecord.com

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