July 30, 2014
Kansas City, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster announced today that he has obtained a judgment against a Texas-based home contractor who defrauded consumers in the Kansas City area. JD Global, LLC, and its owner, Jeremiah Osterhoff, contracted with at least sixty-two Missouri consumers for home repair and remodeling supplies they never received. Consumer complaints included shower and hot tub units purchased but never delivered, damaged shower and tub units, and products that did not function as promised.
Clay County Circuit Judge Janet Sutton entered a default judgment against Osterhoff and JD Global, LLC and awarded damages in the amount of $252,017.96 as restitution to consumers, as well as $92,153.47 in civil penalties and prosecution costs, for a total of $344,171.43.
Osterhoff has also done business in Missouri as My Bath.Biz, My Bath Inc., MyBathUSA.com, and DGN Products.
"My office will work to protect consumers when they are cheated by fraudulent contractors," Koster said. "We encourage consumers to do their homework and request references when hiring individuals for home repair services."
Koster said consumers should check the references of contractors before signing a contract or providing any partial payment, check with his office and the Better Business Bureau for complaints on contractors, and never pay in full before the work is completed.
Missourians who contracted with JD Global, LLC, My Bath.Biz, My Bath Inc., MyBathUSA.com, DGN Products, and/or Jeremiah Osterhoff can file a complaint with the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division by calling 800-392-8222 or online at ago.mo.gov.