Lawsuit: Hauppauge-based jewelry company scammed military service members

<p>A Hauppauge-based jewelry company is being accused of preying on military&nbsp;service&nbsp;members.&nbsp;</p>

News 12 Staff

Oct 30, 2018, 9:12 PM

Updated 2,034 days ago

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A Hauppauge-based jewelry company is being accused of preying on military service members. 
The state has filed a lawsuit against Harris Jewelry.
The suit says the retailer used its "Operation Teddy Bear" charitable campaign donations to lure service members into high-priced financing contracts on overpriced jewelry.
The lawsuit claims Harris Jewelry marks up products between 600 and 1,100 percent, and adds a nearly 15 percent interest rate.
The company, which has retail stores on or near military bases across the country, called the allegations "inaccurate and baseless."


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