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Evansville L.A. Weight Loss closes

By Alex Shabad
Posted by Amanda Lents

Update: Customers say they're on the losing end after a weight loss business suddenly closes.

Customers of LA Weight Loss in Evansville are coming forward claiming the store kept their money after closing. Some customers claim there were no warnings.

14 News to one customer who tells us she was only halfway through her membership when the store closed and now she's out of a lot of money.

"The problem is LA Weight Loss has closed and I'm not receiving services I've paid for," said LA Weight Loss customer Anna Baldwin. 

Baldwin says she charged more than $700 to her credit card for payments to LA Weight Loss. So finding out the store was closed on Thursday came as quite a shock.

"I was pretty upset I was never notified that they just closed," said Baldwin. 

Baldwin says she is only about halfway through her contract and she the owner still has her money.

"I'm still just left holding an empty bag. I'm in debt now hopefully I can work something out with my credit card," said Baldwin. 

Baldwin says she paid $400 for a year-long membership with the company.

She also claims she bought 20 boxes of dietary bars for $300 and so far has only received four boxes.

"I talked up this place that they were really helping a lot of people and for them to just up and leave, they've let down a lot of people"

Other customers of the weight loss program tell 14 News the store was signing people up and taking their money just a week before closing.

LA Weight Loss released the following statement: "LA Weight Loss franchise company was just notified by the local franchise owner that due to economic conditions he can no longer continue operating the local Evansville, Indiana center."

The statement went on to leave two contact numbers to reach the owner.

Baldwin called the numbers and says she's gotten no response.

"I understand times are hard but now i don't have $708. So I'm hurt just as much as he is. I signed a contract but it needs to be honored one way or another." said Baldwin. 

Now Baldwin tells us she's working with the Better Business Bureau to solve this problem. 

14 News also tried to call the owner and weren't able to reach him.

Previously:

By Alex Shabad
Posted by Jill Lyman

A local weight loss store abruptly closes its doors in Evansville.  

A customer of L.A. Weight Loss tells 14 News employees at the east side store continued signing people up and taking their money just days before the store closed.

Many other L.A. Weight loss franchised stores have recently closed throughout the country.  

L.A. Weight Loss released this statement: "L.A. Weight Loss franchise company was just notified by the local franchisee owner, that due to economic conditions, he can no longer continue operating the local Evansville, Indiana center."

 

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