The Oklahoma attorney general's office Friday filed a lawsuit on behalf the customers jilted when Tan & Tone America abruptly closed its doors last summer.
The lawsuit seeks to recover more than $45,000 lost by customers who had already paid for memberships or other service at Tan & Tone stores.
More than 400 customers logged complaints with the attorney general's office since last July, according to the lawsuit filed in Oklahoma County District Court.
The lawsuit accuses ACG Inc. and executives Becky Shelby, Edward W. Shelby and Janice Shelby of deceiving customers who expected Tan & Tone to remain open.
Tan & Tone had 16 locations, including five in Oklahoma City, two each in Edmond and Norman and one each in Yukon and Midwest City, according to its website.
The company had been in business for 26 years. It employed 200 and reported annual sales of $7 million in May 2011, according to Dun & Bradstreet Inc.
The Shelbys, who now live in Texas, have not commented on the closure of the Tan & Tone stores.