GASTONIA, N.C. — A Gastonia woman has received her money back after she was charged for a surgery she never had.
In February, Angela Sistrunk told Channel 9 that a plastic surgery center in Miami called CG Cosmetics opened a line of credit without her content.
“I figured when you get preapproved, you swipe the card when you’re ready to pay for it,” Sistruck said.
Sistruck said the center charged $10,000 to her card.
“There were two charges, one one day and one the next. Two different charges. One for $4,501. One for $5,500,” Sistrunk told Channel 9.
After Channel 9 investigative reporter Madison Carter stepped in, Sistruck said was able to get $9,000 back. However, the company refused to return the rest of it.
A representative for the company told 9 Investigates that was a “mistake” on both sides. The company now has an F-rating with the Better Business Bureau.
Florida’s Attorney General said they were already monitoring the practice after receiving several complaints.
CG Cosmetics could face up to a $1 million penalty if the AG’s office determines the company has violated a previous agreement to stop deceiving customers.
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