MACCS Military Clothing Store Agrees to Reimburse Soldiers

February 13, 2009

For Immediate Release
February 13, 2009

Contact: Kate Simmons 215-5088 Jim McKenna 626-8842

MAACS Military Clothing Store Agrees to Reimburse Soldiers

Attorney General Janet T. Mills announced that South Portland military clothing seller MAACS, Inc and its owner Allison MacDonald have entered into a Maine Superior Court Consent Decree which requires MAACS to refund to 96 armed service personnel their payments for military uniforms that were never delivered. The total amount of restitution ordered by the Court is $18,716.

?The Attorney General?s office received complaints from U.S. soldiers stationed around the world,? said Attorney General Mills. ?This court order means that the MAACS customers will finally receive back their money.?

MAACS and MacDonald also agreed in the Consent Decree that if additional complaints are received by the Attorney General that they will be paid within 30 days. If MAACS objects to any claim, the matter will be settled in arbitration, paid for by MAACS.

MAACS must also prepare an accounting that lists all consumers who purchased clothing but claimed they did not receive their orders. MAACS must then present to the Court an affidavit confirming the full restitution paid to these consumers.

Any MAACS customer who still seeking money back from MAACS can contact us at: Gail Cyr Maine Attorney General Consumer Protection Division 6 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333 Phone: 626-8502 Email:

Pursuant to the Maine Unfair Trade Practices Act, MAACS will also pay a civil assessment to the Attorney General of $5,000. By entering in this Consent Decree neither MAACS nor Allison MacDonald admitted to any wrongdoing. ###