New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said he has obtained a court order banning three debt collectors from the industry after they allegedly impersonated law enforcement officials.

Tobias Boyland, Kayla Pritchett and Dorian Wills were principals of nine collection agencies in the Buffalo area where employees allegedly threatened to arrest and throw consumers in jail unless they arranged to pay the company immediately. In many cases, the consumers did not owe any money, Cuomo, who shut down the operations last year, said Monday.

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