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Police Arrest Pushy Salespeople, Following Complaints

Posted: Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 at 6:23 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Eric Gotschall

Complaints from Pella residents led to the arrests of four out-of-state people Monday afternoon in Pella. The Pella Police Department received three calls, complaining of rude and overly aggressive people going door-to-door, claiming they were selling magazines.

Eric North of North Carolina, Corey Mortenson of New Mexico, Samuel Borner of Tennessee and Rhonda Anderson of Florida were all arrested and charged with Selling Without a Permit and held overnight at the Pella Police Department.

The group was linked to a company called Flord Agency, which is based out of Delray Beach, Florida. A search for the company online yielded multiple forums with complaints of similar behavior posted from around the country.

Pella City Code requires anyone going door-to-door selling items to have a permit, and residents are encouraged to ask to see proof of the permit if they have questions about a salesperson’s validity.