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False advertising costs local company big bucks

Posted at 12:21 PM, Mar 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-24 13:45:59-04

The Attorney General has announced a settlement with Carolina Furniture, Inc., a business that sells furniture and home furnishings. The Attorney General says the store made false promises to get customers in the door.

Under the agreement, Carolina Furniture will have to pay a penalty of $30,000.

In February 2014, Whole Foods bought out the lease for a retail location Carolina Furniture had at the Northtown Plaza.

Carolina Furniture, which had three retails stores, decided to operate a “store closing sale” at all three of its retail locations. 

In addition to allegations of false advertising, the AG's investigation also found that Carolina Furniture did not obtain at least two licensees it need to hold a special sale. The store also held its store closing sale longer than allowed.