to Coast Spokesperson Advises Parslow Was Part of "Third-Party
October 7, 2009
A Florida woman who was charged last week with allegedly damaging
windshields in an effort to book replacements for Coast to Coast
Auto Glass is a part of the company's "independent, third-party
sales force," according to company spokesperson Jigna Patel.
Jenna Parslow, 21, was arrested last week in Hernando County, Fla.,
and is charged with criminal mischief and possession of drug paraphernalia
HERE for related story.) Two vehicle owners claim Parslow damaged
their windshields and then entered Florida Pawn Brokers, where they
had stopped, and offered to fix the damage.
"We utilize a third-party sales force on an independent contractor
basis," said Patel. "The individual involved in the Tampa,
Fla., matter is a member of that independent, third- party sales
force, and not an employee of Coast to Coast."
She added, "We are not yet familiar with all the specific
facts of this matter, but pending resolution of this matter, Ms.
Parslow is no longer providing sales or any other services on behalf
of Coast to Coast."
Patel also advised the actions police allege Parslow commited are
against the company's code of ethics.
"Coast to Coast Auto Glass does not and will not tolerate
unethical, fraudulent or illegal conduct by any of its sales representatives
or other vendors," Patel said. "This is against our company's
philosophy and core principles, and is contrary to the code of ethics
that we require of any person providing sales services on our behalf."
According to the arrest report, Parslow, who was arrested after
the incident, told police she was there "trying to locate possible
customers." She advised she receives $45 for every customer
she refers to Coast to Coast, according to police records.
"Jenna did have a binder which did contain contact numbers
for the insurance companies and invoices to complete when she makes
the referral," writes Officer Julio Tagliani, who filed the
Parslow was jailed with a $750 bond and provided with a court date
of October 28.
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