( MERCER COUNTY ) – A suspected scammer has been arrested for an alleged fraudulent scheme focusing on a tattoo store in Princeton.
The scammer is utilizing social media to fish for victims, principally providing discounted, pay as you go tattoos. The proprietor of Wolfman Tattoos in Princeton reported the crime to regulation enforcement and has a warning for potential victims.
“In the event you get a message from Candas Renee Nelson or a Cee Cee Gabriella, which is identical web page, totally different names, or anyone pretending to be an artist, that’s allegedly representing Wolfman Tattoos, don’t fall for it. Don’t purchase a present certificates, don’t prepay to your tattoo,” Proprietor, of Wolfman Tattoo, Matt Friedman stated.
Friedman is clearly fed up and says his enterprise was hit onerous by this rip-off promoting bogus reward certificates to his store.
“This particular person, Candas Renee Nelson is randomly contacting folks on Fb providing $300 reward certificates for $150 and $175. These are usually not correct. Don’t fall for the rip-off. You probably have fallen for the rip-off, please, please contact us as quickly as you’ll be able to,” Friedman stated.
Friedman says the scammer has truly been arrested for fraud twice. We obtained copies of the prison complaints naming Candas Renee Nelson, however Friedman says Nelson’s first arrest did not put a cease to her scheme. One artist at Wolfman says potential victims have reached out to him on-line.
“If she messages you, do not fall for it. I’ve had folks personally message me asking is ‘this a factor?’ and I am like no, don’t message her again,” Tattoo Artist, Remington Trent Radford stated.
Friedman says his coverage does permits prospects put a $20 deposit down by way of the Fb web page for his enterprise or by way of the Wolfman Money App. Prospects solely pay in full after service is rendered. The Princeton Police report says Nelson’s scheme has stolen almost $3,000 from her victims.
“If’s affecting the enterprise as a result of we’ve prospects coming in pondering they’ve appointments, and we all know nothing about it. We’re doing the whole lot we are able to to ensure the shoppers aren’t out of their cash and that they’re being taken care, however it’s gotten to the purpose there’s solely a lot tattooing we are able to do,” Friedman stated.
Nelson, was arrested a second time this week for acquiring cash underneath false pretenses, and fraudulent schemes. Friedman says when you’ve got been a sufferer of Nelson’s rip-off, you need to contact the Princeton Police Division, and ask for Patrolman Leftwich: 304-487-5000.