LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Florida man has been indicted for felony theft by deception for allegedly failing to deliver a food truck purchased by a Louisville man, Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear's office announced on Monday.
The AG's office conducted an investigation into allegations that in June 2015, Russell Elwood Hunnewell, 61, of Avon Park, Florida failed to deliver the truck that was purchased for $53,000 over the internet. After failing to issue a refund, Hunnewell ended all communication with the Louisville man, according to a news release from the AG's office.
The Florida Department of State website lists Hunnewell as the owner of a company doing business as Florida Concession, located in Deland, Florida. Hunnewell is scheduled for arraignment in Jefferson County Circuit Court at 11 a.m. on April 25. The case will be prosecuted by the Jefferson County Commonwealth's Attorney's Office.
"One of the core missions of my office is to protect Kentucky families from scams and prosecute those who prey on consumers," Beshear said. "I applaud my Office of Consumer Protection for helping defend consumers from dishonest business owners who fail to provide trustworthy transactions."
Kentucky residents who want to report a consumer complaint should call the Kentucky Attorney General's Office at 888-432-9257 or visit its website.