First and foremost this is a doctor bill that this "attorney" has been collecting on. We were served, Went to court and made payment arrangments with the "firm". Made our payments which were $100 a month on this >1500 debt.
We were paying on time, Every time up until we moved which we informed them we were doing. The month of August was a transition for us, But we kept in contact with this "firm".
We had gave them our new address and work numbers, Along with august payment explaining our hardship. They promptly cashed our check and the next day went to file for "continuing postjudgment earnings garnishment summons".
This was after paying for 6 MONTHS of payments. Thus not only charging US attorneys fees (which are regulated thank God) But in turn charging their client again.
This is from public record:
RECEIPT # 2005-1270037 ON 09/14/2005.
PAYOR: WORKS AND LENTZ INC TOTAL AMOUNT PAID: $ 76.00.
SC-2005-2840: $55.00 ON AC01 CLERK FEES.
SC-2005-2840: $1.00 ON AC31 COURT CLERK REVOLVING FUND.
SC-2005-2840: $10.00 ON AC69 CHILD ABUSE MULTIDISCIPLINARY FEE.
SC-2005-2840: $10.00 ON AC79 OCIS REVOLVING FUND.
Just really curioous as to how much they charge their client for yet another court "appearance".
We have made numerous calls to them only to be connected to their "account reps" which I am assuming are interns. They will NOT let you speak to the ACTUAL attorney, But only put you off thinking that you are a "mad person indebt".
Having spoken to a family member that practices law in San Antonio, He was pretty suprised that they could get away with all of this borderline "criminal" activity.
Sure, They are a debt collector (in which we DO owe and are willing to PAY), But WHY pretend to be a lawyer and nickel and dime your clients? If Mr. Lentz is a member of the Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association, How would they look upon this?? We shall see.
I have had lots of people contact me in other forums about their practices towards them as well. Next step is to contact the Attorney General with their practices.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma