By Curt Olson | The Nerve
A Lexington County man who faced a fine of up to $10,000 after he was accused of selling $300 “pre-need” caskets without a state license had his case closed recently by the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs.
The department in a Jan. 14 letter threatened Swansea resident Mike White that it would initiate action in the state Administrative Law Court, where White could face a fine “not to exceed $10,000,” if he didn’t pay a $750 administrative fine by Jan. 24 that the agency offered as part of a “settlement agreement,’ or resolution without a hearing.
White ignored an initial Oct. 10 deadline to pay the administrative fine, according to Consumer Affairs. He also missed the Jan. 24 deadline, the department contended, though the agency never followed through on its threat to take him to court.