The state attorney general says the operator of 130 jewelry stores in New York is agreeing to pay $11 million to settle allegations it signed up customers for store credit cards, and credit insurance, without their knowledge or consent.
Sterling Jewelers does business as Kay Jewelers, Jared The Galleria of Jewelry, and several other brands. Sterling is based in Ohio. It operates roughly 1,500 stores nationwide.
Attorney General Tish James says Sterling imposed store card enrollment quotas on employees and based employee performance reviews on the quotas.