AG: Breast milk jeweler owes $10k to unsatisfied customers

Mother's Milk jewelry

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — After more than 100 customers complained they never received their orders, Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin is taking a local jewelry maker to court.

Back in 2013, Wakefield-based MommyMilk Creations gained international attention for their unique idea of turning a mother’s breast milk into a keepsake pendant. By 2015, some mothers began to get concerned when they still hadn’t received their jewelry.

Eyewitness News brought the issue to Kilmartin last summer, who said customers who hadn’t yet received their products could file a complaint.

“Now we fast forward, it’s February, we have 100 complaints,” said Martha Crippen, Director of the Consumer Protection Unit. “And we’re still receiving complaints.”

Last month, the attorney general’s office filed a Superior Court lawsuit against the company and its owner, Allicia Mogavero, asking that she refund the money to affected customers. Crippen said Mogavero owes approximately $10,000 in refunds to more than 100 customers who have filed complaints.

Kilmartin’s office said those women sent their breast milk to Mogavero and paid anywhere from $90 to $250 for keepsakes they never received. Some placed their orders as far back as 2013.

“We have them from all over the country,” said Crippen. “We have them from all over the world. We have Australia. We have Spain. We have Canada.”

MommyMilk Creations has 20 days to respond to the suit. Emails to Mogavero have gone unreturned and her phone has been disconnected.

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