School Scam
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Fri October 19, 2012

NY Attorney General sues Queens beauty school

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has sued a Queens beauty school, claiming it convinced hundreds of students to pay course fees but failed to train them as nail specialists. WAMC's Dave Lucas has more...

The suit, filed this week, names Tinny Beauty Inc. and two of its officers, saying it used ads in Chinese-language newspapers distributed across New York State, as well as word-of-mouth advertsing to find and mislead students about obtaining nail specialty licenses. Fees charged ranged from $350 to $500.

The lawsuit seeks restitution, penalties, fees and an injunction to stop deceptive practices.

A call to Tinny was not initially returned Friday.

The attorney general's office says some of the school's nail specialists have had their state licenses revoked for not completing the required 250 hours of instruction listed on their license applications.

© 2012 Associated Press