A.G. Underwood Announces Judgment Against Ithaca Auction House For Failing To Pay Over $230K To Consumers


Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood today announced a judgment obtained against Finger Lakes Estate and Auction, Inc. (“Finger Lakes”) and its owner, Charles Dorsey, for fraudulently inducing consumers into giving up their personal property for auction sales and failing to return the proceeds as promised. The judgment requires Finger Lakes and Dorsey to pay $237,739 in full consumer restitution and $12,000 in civil penalties and costs, and retain a Trustee to handle all of the money from future auction sales to ensure that the proceeds first go to the consigning consumers.

Ithaca, NY
United States