For Immediate Release
November 23, 2009
Senior Assistant Attorney General Connie Stratton
Attorney General Michael Delaney announced that today in Hillsborough County Superior Court in Nashua, Shane Senter pled guilty to two felony charges of theft and two misdemeanor charges of unfair or deceptive business acts or practices.
The charges arose out of Shane Senter's operation of Jumpcon, a business which purported to organize science fiction conventions throughout the country. Consumers paid Senter for attendance at the conventions, including admission tickets, hotel rooms, and special events with celebrities who appeared at the convention. Just days before the convention which was to be held in Boson, Senter canceled it, telling consumers they would receive refunds for the money they had paid. Senter subsequently failed to provide refunds.
Senter was sentenced to three consecutive, suspended, 12 month sentences at the House of Corrections. He was also placed on probation for a total of 10 years and ordered not to own, operate, manage or control a business where he takes payment prior to providing the promised goods or services.
Attorney General Delaney said, "Our office will continue to prosecute individuals who operate businesses and fail to perform the service or deliver the goods which they promise to consumers."
If you have a complaint against any business and wish to file a complaint, visit the Consumer Protection Bureau's Web site at www.doj.nh.gov/consumer.
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