According to a press release issued by the Missouri Attorney General's office, local photographer Mario Antoine has been charged with ten felony counts of stealing by deceit and unlawful merchandising practices in relation to his wedding photography business, Imagine Photo KC
Imagine Photo KC has had an F-rating with the Better Business Bureau of Greater Kansas City since September 2010, only a month after the business's first complaints arrived at the BBB. The Better Business Bureau provided materials and assistance to the Attorney General's investigation of the company.
According to the November 29 press release, "Antoine was arrested today by the Kansas City Police Department and is being held on a $25,000 bond. Antoine faces up to seven years in prison and $20,000 fine for each of the four stealing by deceit counts and up to four years in prison and $20,000 fine for each of the six unlawful merchandising practices counts."