New Braunfels sues The Scooter Store

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by Associated Press and KVUE News

kvue.com

Posted on April 15, 2013 at 11:16 AM

Updated Monday, Apr 15 at 11:24 AM

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas (AP) — The city of New Braunfels has sued The Scooter Store to get back more than $2.6 million in job-creation incentives awarded to the company raided by federal agents in February.

The San Antonio Express-News reports that in the lawsuit filed Friday in Comal County district court, the New Braunfels Industrial Development Corp. accuses the supplier of wheelchairs and scooters of failing to maintain employment levels under an economic incentive agreement.

The company had received $3.4 million for creating 401 jobs. The city alleges the company failed to sustain those positions.

After more than 1,000 workers were laid off at the company's New Braunfels headquarters last month, only about 117 remained.

A message could not be left at the company.

Federal authorities have declined to speak about their raid.

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