Rutledge Reaches Settlement with Little Rock Candy Company
May 16, 2018
Says, ‘Treatsie customers will now be made whole’
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge and Treatsie LLC of Little Rock have reached a settlement to resolve allegations that Treatsie continued to sell and advertise subscriptions for their gourmet candy boxes, but failed to deliver hundreds of the boxes, but in some cases, delivered the orders months late. The company also failed to refund subscription costs to customers who did not receive the goods they ordered.
“Treatsie customers will now be made whole with this settlement,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “The deceptive business practices of Treatsie and its owners brought financial losses to consumers. I am pleased the company is being held responsible for their bad business practices.”
The consent judgment, which was filed in Pulaski County Circuit Court, includes $154,644.70 in restitution to consumers, including $4,076.12 for 145 Arkansans. Treatsie will also pay $60,000 in civil penalties, with $50,000 in civil penalties suspended.
Rutledge filed a consumer-protection lawsuit against Treatsie in March. The Better Business Bureau began receiving complaints about the deceptive practices of Treatsie in winter 2015 and Treatsie closed its doors in 2017.