LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A Pulaski County lawn business was ordered to pay nearly $150,000 after a judge ruled it had failed to complete services customers had already paid for.
Antonio Flowers, the owner of Flowers and Son Lawn Express Services, was ordered to pay $130,000 for 13 violations of Arkansas’ deceptive practices law. The judgment also requires Flowers to pay an additional $16,545 to the state to be paid to affected consumers.
In addition to civil penalties, all Flower business and professional licenses will be suspended until all civil penalties and fees are paid in full.
The judgment was announced Thursday by Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, who said Flowers failed to provide paid services to consumers in central Arkansas, including child care.
“Antonio Flowers took advantage of consumers in central Arkansas by accepting a job he had no intention of completing,” Attorney General Rutledge said. “The judgment against Mr. Flowers ensures that he faces the consequences of his actions and redresses the harm he has caused consumers in Arkansas.”
For more information and tips on avoiding scams and other consumer issues, contact the Arkansas Attorney General’s Office at (800) 482-8982 or visit ArkansasAG.gov.