Pinnacle Security, Illinois AG reach deal

March 18, 2010 3:51:58 PM PDT
A security company has resolved a lawsuit that claimed it used deceptive business tactics.

Some Pinnacle Security customers said they were misled into signing up for contracts they didn't need or couldn't afford and the company charged a hefty early termination fee.

The allegations led to an investigation by police in suburban Dolton and a lawsuit was filed.

On Thursday Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced a deal that bans Pinnacle Security from deceptive tactics. Also, the company must return money to customers who signed contracts after a deceptive sales pitch.

Customers have until May 8 to request their money. Call the attorney general's office for more information.