Email from Scooter Store CEO Marty Landon - Sunday, March 10, 2013
I wanted to provide an update to our situation and the furloughs announced Friday. As you know, we have been facing significant business challenges, which were only exacerbated by the FBI search and seizure actions which took place on February 20 as part of an ongoing investigation. The Department of Justice has informed our legal counsel that the company is not a target of this investigation and we will continue to cooperate with the government in their work. Nonetheless, our access to capital has been declining rapidly since that time.
With the help of outside experts, we are conducting a review of our policies, practices, finances and resources to identify a viable path forward that can enable the company to recommit to its core mission – providing today’s seniors and disabled persons with alternatives to living in nursing homes or other care facilities, and giving every elderly or disabled American the ability to live their life safely and confidently at home.
As we conduct this review, we will operate with a contingent of core personnel and focus on our current customers to ensure that operations are not unnecessarily disrupted. Our Human Resources department or someone authorized by the Human Resources department either has or will notify those employees who are being asked to return to work at this time. We are rapidly working to find a path forward and we appreciate your dedication to the company and patience during this difficult time.