Kansas City Wedding Planner Makes Plans To Answer Charges

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ A Kansas City wedding planner is accused of not providing services he had promised to couples, including not even showing up at some weddings.

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announced Thursday that he had charged 29-year-old Mario Antoine with 10 felony counts of stealing by deceit and unlawful merchandising practices.

Antoine and his company, Imagine Photo KC, are accused of not delivering on promises to Kansas City-area couples to provide such services as photographs, limousines and disc jockeys. Prosecutors say he either didn’t show up at the weddings or didn’t provide all the services _ and then refused to provide refunds.

Antoine’s bond is set at $25,000. Online court records do not indicate if Antoine has an attorney.