PHILADELPHIA -- A Philadelphia woman is suing American Credit Acceptance, Par North America, International Recovery Systems and Clifford Williams, alleging violation of debt collection laws, breach of contract, assault and battery, conversion and negligence.
Kangi E. Crews filed a complaint on Dec. 22 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against the defendants, alleging several improprieties in the repossession of a vehicle, including claims she was falsely charged with offenses in cases that were then dismissed.
According to the complaint, Crews alleges she suffered damages as the result of an improper repossession and false accusations. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible on a variety of allegations, including a claim that Williams' background should have kept him from working as a repossession agent.
Crews requests a trial by jury and seeks statutory damages, actual damages, court costs, treble damages and punitive damages. She is represented by William C. Bensley of Bensley Law Offices LLC in Philadelphia.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:16-cv-06582-RK