GRANDVIEW, Mo. — The Grandview Police Department has charged two Security Networks door-to-door alarm salespeople with deceptive business practices after they misled an elderly woman into updating her ADT security system.
Police arrested Colton Halladay, 22, and Steena Berry, 21, on March 11 after an elderly woman contacted on police and told them that two people dressed in ADT uniforms and wearing badges told her that she needed to convert her current security solution to a wireless system. The duo allegedly claimed that her system could be compromised if someone cut the phone line if she didn’t make the switch, Fox 4 KC reports.
During the conversation, Halladay mentioned that the pair actually worked for Security Networks, but were still affiliated with ADT. The woman then signed paperwork that authorized the update and monthly charge of $40.99 over a period of 60 months, which, if the term had been fulfilled, would have cost the woman $2,459 for the update.
While the two were going door-to-door, an officer approached Halladay and Berry and asked what the couple was doing. Halladay told the officer that he was working for Vision Security of Utah and selling security updates. The officer arrested the pair when they admitted they had sold a security system to an elderly woman.
During the interrogation, Halladay told a detective that he told the woman “I’m here in regards to your ADT system on behalf of Security Networks.”
Last year, Security Networks and its affiliate Vision Security agreed to pay ADT $2.2 million in damages for misleading consumers to believe the companies were affiliated with ADT.
and financial exploitation of the elderly after they posed as ADT, Brinks and Honeywell representatives.
By Andrew Williams on March 22, 2014
haha wow Tim… youve obviously got this giant stick stuck up your nose. Justice isnt ever served correctly is it? i bet youd wish upon them the death sentence.
By Tim Sullins on March 21, 2014
They deserve to be in jail. They are here from Utah to make your neighbor hood safe? Sherri must work for Vision… These scumbags come to Kansas City scamming people every year under different company names. They have already lost a law suit for misleading customers. They will sell their accounts to somebody else then disappear and you will be screwed. Don’t listen to the idiot who commented above me. aka:Sherri
By Sherri Robertson on March 19, 2014
I am so upset with this article, not at these two reps, but at the public & our own police force’s accusations. These two showed up at my door & did not misrepresent themselves at all, they were the kindest young folk & only trying to help keep my neighborhood safe. They let me know at the door who they represented, I however already got a new system fully updated and didn’t need their services at this time. I hope the city of Grandview straightens their story up & these two will be left alone.