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Parents say Clovis business cheated them

Action News investigated allegations from several customers who said the owner of a Clovis business which shut down recently took off with their belongings and money.
Action News investigated allegations from several customers who said the owner of a Clovis business which shut down recently took off with their belongings and money.

The Baby Bump, a consignment store which stocks clothes and baby gear in Clovis shut down on May 26th. "I'm furious. This is not how you conduct business," said Roy Salinas.

Salnias told us his family dropped off things his son Jaxon grew out of worth hundreds of dollars. When the business folded he says he got a few of his belongings back and only a $50 check.

On social media, other customers shared how they believe the store's owner, Sano Faapouli owes them a lot of cash. One customer got a letter from the business saying, "We will not be able to pay the outstanding balance of your account." The letter also stated all unsold items would be donated to charities including the Marjaree Mason Center.

"I want to see everyone get what they are entitled to; their money or their product back," added Salinas.

A spokesperson for the women's shelter confirmed the owner dropped off baby items on May 27th and added he filled out a donation receipt for tax purposes listing the value of the goods at $2,000. All the children's items have since been donated to families in need.

The Better Business Bureau is also trying to get in touch with Sano Faapouli on behalf of the customers. "When I called the company their phone number is disconnected so we have sent out a letter to them asking the status of the company," said Cindy Dudley.

In a statement, a spokesperson for The Baby Bump said, "The Baby Bump is in the process of pursuing bankruptcy and all previous consignors were given adequate -- reasonable -- notice under the circumstances about their property. Any further future communications would be directly with the consignors as necessary and required."

The Better Business Bureau is asking any other victims to come forward. Staff members are now working to help them get their money back.



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