Scamming Veterans

WATERTOWN, N.Y. – Following a settlement this summer with the so-called charity behind Operation Teddy Bear, the New York attorney general filed suit Tuesday against a jewelry retailer that she accuses of scamming veterans.

As laid out in the complaint, once Harris Jewelry lured service members into its store with the charity ploy, it promised to improve their credit scores, but the program is really just an illegal in-house financing contract for military-themed jewelry that is marked up at about triple the industry standard.

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