LOS ANGELES – City Attorney Mike Feuer today announced that his office has filed multiple criminal counts against the owner of West Coast Maids, an online maid service, for allegedly over-charging the credit cards of customers as punishment for writing negative online reviews.
“Customers have a right to express honest views about a company,” said Feuer. “Illegally charging customers as retaliation for expressing their views is outrageous.”
Steve Yojin Yun, 42, the owner of online maid service companies West Coast Maids and California Maids, was charged with seven counts of identity theft for violations on four separate victims. If convicted, Yun could face up to seven years in jail and/or a $7,000 fine. Arraignment is scheduled for February 26, 2016in Department 40 of Los Angeles Superior Court.