OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The Attorney General’s Office filed charges Friday against the owners of an Oklahoma City company, Tan and Tone. Customers were outraged in July of last year when the company unexpectedly closed it’s door.
Tan and Tone took their membership fees from their bank accounts and shut promptly before people could use their services.
“I kind of feel like I’ve been manipulated or conned,” said one customer in 2012.
Now, a letter is being sent to the old Tan and Tone owners informing them that the Attorney General is filing charges.
“If you tell someone we are going to provide the service at this gym for this amount of time for this amount of money, and then you don’t do it, then it’s a problem,” said Spokesperson for the Attorney General, Diane Clay.
More than 400 customers are out a total of $45,000 according to court documents. Prosecutors are out to get that back, listing four specific complaints against Tan and Tone.
“What we’re asking for is $10,000 for each one of those complaints, also restitution and paying for some of the investigative and other costs associated with it,” said Clay.
An attorney for the owners had no comment Friday because he says they have not yet been notified of the charges.
However, last year, owners posted a note on the door saying, “This weekend we received financial advice from several sources and unfortunately we have been advised that the company is no longer viable.”
That didn’t sit well with customers back then.
“They take out money because of their financial situation. It was like they didn’t care about us at all,” said a customer.
Once the owners of Tan and Tone are notified of the charges, the Attorney General’s Office says a hearing will be set.