NC Restoration Company Temporarily Banned from Doing Business
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NC Restoration Company Temporarily Banned from Doing Business

Judge signs order after more than 50 people complained about paying for work that was never completed

April 29, 2016

A Granite Falls-based restoration company that took advanced payments for work it never completed is temporarily banned from business in North Carolina.

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper's office filed a lawsuit against Antiquities Vending, and its owner Alan Huffman, after receiving several complaints alleging that the company failed to complete work on time, lied about shipping information, and never returned completed work or provided refunds to customers.

A Wake County superior court judge signed a temporary restraining order against the company, prohibiting it from operating.

Huffman and his company, which specializes in restoring vending machines, were at the center of more than 50 complaints to Cooper's office. Several consumers said that Huffman mislead them about when their restoration work would be completed and avoided their attempts to contact him about missed deadlines. Huffman sent shipping labels as proof work was being returned, but the shipping companies had no history of said packages, according to the complaints.

Huffman charged customers thousands of dollars in upfront fees, but customers waited months or even years beyond the completion dated initially promised.

Cooper's office is asking any North Carolina consumer who hired Antiquities Vending without receiving their property or a refund to call and file a complaint with his office.