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Local 'Sea To Ski' Travel Group Ordered To Pay $7M

BROOMFIELD, Colo. (AP) — Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman has announced that a court ordered four owners of a former travel group to pay more than $7 million to the state for defrauding consumers, which is an upped price that follows an appeal filed by one of the owners.

Sea To Ski Vacations
Sea to Ski Vacations (credit: CBS)

According to the attorney general's office, Stephen Wunder, Andrew Wunder, Bethany Wunder and Christian Wunder were ordered to pay the state on Wednesday for allegations that they promised members of their travel club deep discounts at exotic hotels and time shares around the world, but actually did nothing more than search online travel websites to book their clients' travels.

Cynthia Coffman
Attorney General Cynthia Coffman (credit: CBS)

"The court's seven million dollar judgement and order barring them from working in this industry again will help protect Coloradans, however, I am concerned that these defendants may be continuing to operate in other states," said Coffman.

Coffman says consumers paid the Wunders thousands of dollars for a service they could have gotten online for free.

An attempt Wednesday night to find a working phone number for the Wunders was unsuccessful.

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