In an ongoing case, an Ohio woman named Fran M. was heartbroken when she discovered that both her wedding ring and a 25-year anniversary ring had been stolen. Initially, the woman believed the rings had been misplaced and searched everywhere for them. It soon became clear, however, that the rings had been stolen by the maid she had hired.
A Question of Liability
Fran quickly reported the theft to the maid service, and the maid was promptly fired. She went on to essentially admit her involvement in the theft as part of a plea agreement. However, this still left Fran without the rings—and without any financial compensation.
She assumed that the maid service, which advertises itself as being fully bonded and insured, would reimburse her for the stolen rings. Fran was shocked to receive an apology letter from the president of the company, which essentially told her to file a claim with her homeowner’s insurance. She asked why the maid company wasn’t going to pay the claim, and was told “we didn’t tell her to steal the rings.”
Attorney Adam VanHo Fights For Justice
Currently, our Akron attorney Adam VanHo is representing Fran in a lawsuit which names both the president and the maid as defendants. The maid company is claiming that the bonding company is still waiting for documentation to prove the value of the rings, but Attorney VanHo has stated that “they have received everything they need to settle this case.”
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