CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV)- Three Instant Tax Service locations that filed people's taxes without their permission and charged excessive fees must change their ways and pay $60,000, thanks to a court order won by Attorney General Roy Cooper.
"Misleading consumers and then overcharging them is no way to do business," Cooper said. "We will continue to work to stop bad practices and win money back for consumers."
Under a consent judgment approved Friday by Wake County Superior Court Judge Donald Stephens, Eden Kidane and the three Instant Tax Service branches that she owns in Charlotte and Gastonia must change their practices and pay $60,000 for consumer refunds and consumer education and enforcement efforts.
The three Instant Tax Service franchises are located at 2712 Freedom Drive in Charlotte, 1520 West Boulevard Suite J in Charlotte and 316 E. Franklin Boulevard Suite A in Gastonia.