WCCB Follow-Up: NC AG in CLT, Takes Photography Client Complaints

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The North Carolina Attorney General was in Charlotte Thursday, taking complaints about a local special events photographer.

This is a follow-up to a story on WCCB News @ Ten last week.

Attorney General Josh Stein talked with several former clients of photographer Eben Patten, at an event in southwest Charlotte. Patten is accused of deceiving her customers and breaching contracts. Stein tells WCCB his office has already gotten a refund for one of Patten’s customers, and is waiting to hear back from Patten about four other complaints.

He tells WCCB, “We have the authority to do an investigation, and get all kinds of records: how many customers, what did she charge, what did she deliver, any of that kind of information. And if we determine that she deceived customers and failed to live up to the terms of the deals that she struck, then we can go to court and try to get the deal upheld, for her to deliver the photographs, or get money. It all depends.”

Patten has declined WCCB’s requests for an on-camera interview, but has told us she is working to respond to the complaints the DOJ’s office has received. At last check, the office had received 6 complaints.

To view our original report, click here.