According to the article "Attorney General Sues Local Collection Agency" in the Jacksonville Business Journal:
Attorney General Charlie Crist has filed suit against a Jacksonville collection agency, charging that Ellis Crosby & Associates Inc. threatened customers, posed as police and imposed illegal fees.
The company and its owner, Ted Ellis Crosby, are charged with multiple violations of the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Florida's Consumer Collections Practices Act.
The Attorney General's Office began an investigation after receiving numerous complaints from the Better Business Bureau, including that company workers were posing as law enforcement officers or attorneys, threatening arrest by military police, and even posing as members of the Attorney General's Office.
"Few words could adequately describe the appalling nature of the tactics used against these citizens," said Attorney General Charlie Crist.
As seen in the comments on this blog, the list of consumers harassed by Ellis Crosby must be very long indeed. Hopefully this company will be out of business shortly.