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September 19, 1996 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A troubled company that sold coupon books used by PTAs, Scout troops and other nonprofit organizations during fund-raisers has gone out of business, leaving customers with as much as $2 million in now-worthless coupons.
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BUSINESS
September 19, 1996 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A troubled company that sold coupon books used by PTAs, Scout troops and other nonprofit organizations during fund-raisers has gone out of business, leaving customers with as much as $2 million in now-worthless coupons.
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BUSINESS
April 19, 1996 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A troubled company that sells coupon books to PTAs, Scouts and other nonprofit groups for fund-raisers now says it can't afford to ship name-brand breakfast cereal and coffee already promised to thousands of consumers. United Grocers Clearinghouse, in a letter mailed Wednesday to distributors, said it "felt compelled to close its doors to the public and suspend operations entirely" until a civil suit filed by the state attorney general's office is resolved.
BUSINESS
September 19, 1996 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A troubled company in Costa Mesa that sold coupon books used by PTAs, Scout troops and other nonprofit organizations for fund-raising has gone out of business, leaving customers with as much as $2 million in now-worthless coupons.
BUSINESS
September 19, 1996 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A troubled company in Costa Mesa that sold coupon books used by PTAs, Scout troops and other nonprofit organizations for fund-raising has gone out of business, leaving customers with as much as $2 million in now-worthless coupons.
BUSINESS
March 29, 1996 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Costa Mesa-based company that bills itself as a fund-raising vehicle for nonprofit organizations instead is operating a Ponzi scheme that is placing millions of dollars in consumer funds at risk, California Atty. Gen. Dan Lungren alleged Thursday. Lungren's lawsuit, filed Thursday in Los Angeles County Superior Court against United Grocer's Clearinghouse, seeks more than $2 million in restitution for customers and distributors and an additional $2 million in fines.
BUSINESS
April 19, 1996 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A troubled company that sells coupon books to PTAs, Scouts and other nonprofit groups for fund-raisers now says it can't afford to ship name-brand breakfast cereal and coffee already promised to thousands of consumers. United Grocers Clearinghouse, in a letter mailed Wednesday to distributors, said it "felt compelled to close its doors to the public and suspend operations entirely" until a civil suit filed by the state attorney general's office is resolved.
BUSINESS
April 19, 1996 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A troubled company that sells coupon books to PTAs, Scouts and other nonprofit groups for fund-raisers now says it can't afford to ship name-brand breakfast cereal and coffee already promised to thousands of consumers. United Grocers Clearinghouse, in a letter mailed Wednesday to distributors, said it "felt compelled to close its doors to the public and suspend operations entirely" until a civil suit filed by the state attorney general's office is resolved.
BUSINESS
March 29, 1996 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Costa Mesa-based company that bills itself as a fund-raising vehicle for nonprofit organizations instead is operating a Ponzi scheme that is placing millions of dollars in consumer funds at risk, California Atty. Gen. Dan Lungren alleged Thursday. Lungren's lawsuit, filed Thursday in Los Angeles County Superior Court against United Grocer's Clearinghouse, seeks more than $2 million in restitution for customers and distributors and an additional $2 million in fines.
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