2021 News Releases

Berryton man, contracting firm banned from doing business in Kansas, ordered to pay restitution

Release Date: Apr 09, 2021

TOPEKA – (April 9, 2021) – A Berryton man and his contracting company have been banned from doing door-to-door sales or any business transactions for violations of the Kansas Consumer Protection Act, Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today.

Terry Clay, of Berryton, and Prestige Contracting Services LLC, were banned from doing business and from conducting door-to-door sales in Kansas. Shawnee County District Judge Mary E. Christopher recently approved a default judgement in Shawnee County District Court after Clay failed to respond to a lawsuit the attorney general filed against him. Clay was ordered to pay more than $153,000 in restitution to seven consumers in Geary, Osage and Shawnee counties.

Clay contracted with the consumers to perform steel building and deck installation and other contracting services. He was accused of violating the Kansas Consumer Protection Act after failing to complete work on projects where the consumers had paid initial deposits for the work.

More tips on staying safe from consumer fraud are available on the attorney general’s consumer protection website at www.InYourCornerKansas.org. A copy of the default judgment is available at www.InYourCornerKansas.org/judgments.  

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