CHICAGO (TOC) — Surveillance video exhibits a person wished for allegedly scamming employees at a Chicago Kilwins retailer out of cash from the money register.
The proprietor of the Kilwin’s alongside Michigan Avenue mentioned she nearly did not imagine her workers after they informed her what occurred.
That’s, till she noticed the surveillance video.
“I used to be simply completely disgusted and I felt actually unhealthy for my workers that they only received fooled,” mentioned the shop’s proprietor, Jackie Jackson.
It is a story that’s nearly too unbelievable, if not for being caught on digital camera.
Round 4:25 pm Wednesday afternoon, a person claiming to be checking for carbon monoxide got here into chocolate retailer.
“He mentioned there was a leak,” Jackson mentioned. “He wanted to look the entire retailer to discover a leak, informed them they have been inhaling these fumes, they have been scared. They thought they have been going to die. He mentioned we could must shut down the shop.”
The person was given entry to look the whole retailer after telling the workers they have been in peril.
“They mentioned he had a machine. He went to the basement, he went into my workplace. He was simply everywhere in the retailer,” Jackson mentioned.
After finishing his search, he then allegedly informed workers he wanted to be paid for his providers, even saying he was on the cellphone with the proprietor and so they wanted to offer him what was within the money register.
The staff fell for his story and the person made away with $170.
“They mentioned, ‘He was on the cellphone speaking to you the entire whereas.’ I mentioned, ‘No.’ They usually felt fairly unhealthy. I felt unhealthy for them,” Jackson mentioned. “However after I noticed the video, I used to be disgusted. This was an older gentleman, appears like anyone’s grandfather.”
Jackson has since filed a police report and hopes this does not occur to every other enterprise.
“Simply be aware,” she urged. “There are folks out right here who’re scammers. Whether or not you are an ice cream store or Gucci or Neiman Marcus, they’re nonetheless going to prey on folks.”
Jackson mentioned she’s now going to higher practice her workers on conditions like these and hopes the person who stole from them is rapidly acknowledged and caught.
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