High school students get help receiving prom dresses

June 8, 2012 3:50:39 PM PDT
Dana will be dazzling on Friday night at Vernon High School's prom at the dress she almost didn't get.

"She was hysterical that she didn't have a dress - I was making plans to shop with her again," said Dana's mother, Cheryl.

That's because Red Carpet Pageant and prom was not delivering on dresses that it had taken deposits or even full payments for. So the Attorney General and the Division of Consumer Affairs took the store to court.

"That order let us lock the doors and take over," said New Jersey Attorney General Jeffery Chiesa.

Eyewitness News spoke to Samantha Aparo back in mid-May when her prom dress delivery went past due.

"3 weeks went by and no calls, nothing - we started going by everyday and nothing," said Aparo.

A judge's order let Consumer Affairs assume control over the store, assets and inventory to get the dresses to their rightful owners.

About 25 dresses are still waiting to be claimed. The case is pending so it's unclear if anyone will be able to get refund.

To contact the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, CLICK HERE

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