october of 2004,we rented some bedroom furniturefrom colortyme. We always kept our payment current,we would even call them to pay by credit card if we could'nt make it to the store on time. In february we missed a few payments,my husband worksout of town and sometimes he's gone days at a time,which means when they called during their business hours nobody is home. two weeks ago the number showed up on my caller id. i answer it, a policeman was on the phone calling from their store. he told me that my husband was going to be arrested for GRAND LARCENY if the matter was'nt resolved in 1 hour.
I called the store manager back,and asked if he couldrestart the agreement in my name,he said yes but i still would need to pay the 500 dollars that was owed.now if he was rerenting the furniture to someone else they would'nt have to pay someone elses bill. plus,if we are restart it,it suppose to be a new customer agreement. anyway, we made arrangements for them to come and get the furniture on saturday feb.19 at 5:00 pm they did'nt show up until 6:15 pm so it must've not been that important to them.my husband now has to turn himself in to the prince william county police department and they still got their property back but the officer said they already filed the warrant before the stuff was returned, and they still want us to pay colortyme 500 dollars.
so i guess this means if you owe anybody or anyplace 250 dollars or more thats grand larceny,so make sure you pay your utilities or it will be grand larceny if you owe the company money(being sarcastic)now i have to get a lawyer to fight this,as thepolice officer said,felony.this was suppose to be a civil matter, but not in the commonwealth of virginia. did i mention they charged my credit card without us knowing(unauthorized use)commonwealth says that iso.k. to do.do not rent from virginia colortyme or rent-a-center.(colortyme is owned by rent-a-center).