Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Topeka Company Ordered to Pay $78,000 for Deceiving Elderly Customers

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Topeka Company Ordered to Pay $78,000 for Deceiving Elderly Customers

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A lawn care company in Topeka has been ordered to pay refunds to its elderly consumers for "deceptive and unconscionable practices," the Kansas attorney general said Thursday.

Travis D. Kaiser, who did business as T's Lawn Service, must pay $78,000 as part of a consent judgment approved this week in Shawnee County District Court.

He also has been ordered to pay a penalty to the attorney general's office and pay costs investigators accrued while investigating his business practices.

According to the office of Attorney General Derek Schmidt, Kaiser didn't tell five elderly customers the total costs of lawn care service and other home repair work until the work was complete. Schmidt's office filed a lawsuit against Kaiser on Feb. …

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