FAIRFIELD — City Councilwoman Catherine Moy says she and her husband confront serious health issues, but want to pay all of their bills – including $4,481 on a Citibank credit card that led to a collection case filed in Solano County Superior Court.
“I do hope that the public understands people who are elected also can get sick just like anybody else,” Moy said, “and fall on hard times.”
Moy, 52, was diagnosed in May with a rare form of cancer and underwent six months of chemotherapy. She had been working as a director of marketing for an olive oil company in Suisun Valley.
She said she did not know about the Dec. 20 court filing involving her Citibank account. Midland Funding, a debt collection company, said in court documents that it tries to resolve accounts without litigation. Moy said she had not heard anything about problems involving the Citibank account.
Her husband Kenneth, who worked as a roofing contractor, was diagnosed in 2012 with arthritis that left him unable to walk, Moy said. Medicine has improved his mobility, she said.
A separate court filing in 2012 by Discover Bank named the couple and sought $14,480 in a collection case. Catherine Moy said she doesn’t know whether or not the earlier collection case has been resolved. Moy was named in a similar lawsuit in 2011 by American Express. Court records show that a default judgment of $8,192 was entered in favor of American Express.
“We’ve had a run of considerably bad luck,” she said. “We do want to pay all of our bills.”
Councilwoman Moy returned Dec. 3 to the council chambers after previously listening and participating at home in the meetings via an audio connection.
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