Savers Accused of Misleading the Public: Sued by Minnesota Attorney General

The Minnesota attorney general has filed a lawsuit against the Savers thrift store chain.

Savers uses charities’ names to solicit clothing and household goods that it sells through its retail stores.

But, Attorney General Lori Swanson says the for-profit retailer has “seriously misled the public” about the extent to which donations benefit charitable organizations.

The lawsuit says Savers sells the donated goods for a hefty mark-up over what it pays the charities.

The company operates 15 stores in Minnesota.

There is 1 store in located in Fargo.