A warning to local businesses:
A scam artist got away with $122 from a Fort Mill ice cream shop after threatening to lie about them to the media, according to a police report.
The manager of Cold Stone Creamery in Kingsley Town Center said a black female came into the shop on Oct. 1 while a young employee was working.
“(She) stated that she had an issue with the way she was treated during a previous visit to the business,” a police report says. “She wanted a full refund for the items that she purchased, totally $122.72.”
The suspect would not let the employee contact the manager or owner. She then made a threat.
“If (the employee) did not refund her, she would contact the media and tell them that the business does not support the Black Lives Matter movement,” the police report says.
The employee refunded the amount request, and the suspect left. The manager said he found out later what happened and discovered that there was never a purchase in that amount.
While the business had video of the suspect, the business owner said he didn’t want to pursue charges. He just wanted the incident documented by the Fort Mill Police Department.