TOPEKA – (November 22, 2019) – A Washington state man selling jewelry has been permanently banned from doing business in Kansas and ordered to refund nearly $7,000 to a Kansas consumer after being found in violation of Kansas consumer protection laws, Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.
Kurt Miller, of Sequim, Washington, who did business as Gold Rush Jewelry & Coin, has been permanently enjoined from doing business in Kansas. Miller was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $6,693 to a Kansas consumer, as well as pay a civil penalty and reimburse the attorney general’s office for the cost of its investigation. District Judge Richard Anderson today entered the default judgment in Shawnee County District Court after Miller failed to respond to a lawsuit filed by the attorney general’s office in October.
Schmidt had accused Miller of accepting payment from a Kansas consumer for a custom diamond ring but failing to deliver the product or a refund to the consumer when it was not delivered.
A copy of the default judgment is available at www.InYourCornerKansas.org/judgments.