Mystery girl who did a runner returns to pay one in every of her payments
- One appointment was a £160 reduce and highlights from Ooh La La hairdressing
A putting blonde girl who brought about a scandal in a sleepy market city – by doing a runner from a sequence of magnificence companies with out paying for therapies – returned to pay one in every of her payments.
Among them was a £160 reduce and highlights from Ooh La La hairdressing, the place she unintentionally left her purse. The salon later found the bag was empty and nonetheless had a price ticket on.
Owner Emily Curtis confirmed the lady acquired in contact over the weekend to pay her invoice.
She mentioned: ‘She called up crying down the phone and blaming her mental health. The police had also been to her house.
‘She claimed she didn’t do it to any of the opposite companies and we requested her why she did it she mentioned embarrassment as a result of she had no cash.’
In a submit on Ooh La La’s Facebook web page, Ms Curtis wrote: ‘Due to the power of social media, the client has called today and made payment. The amount of messages we received was overwhelming, and just people’s kindness basically has taken us unexpectedly.
The girl has hit at the least three impartial companies in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, allegedly strolling away with out paying for botox, a haircut and a facial costing £500
She booked underneath a pretend title of Sophie Brown and after the remedy would inform workers she wanted to get her financial institution card from the automotive earlier than leaving
‘We would like to now draw a line under the issue from our point of view.
‘This has definitely made us more vigilant and hopefully it has brought more awareness to all us small businesses, and shown that although competition is healthy, we are all here for each other when the chips are down.’
‘We would like to thank everyone for their support following our post.’
After Ms Curtis shared CCTV photos of the lady on Facebook, two different enterprise homeowners within the city got here ahead to say the identical girl had focused them – one solely minutes earlier than.
In every case she booked underneath a pretend title of Sophie Brown and after the remedy would inform workers she wanted to get her financial institution card from the automotive earlier than leaving.
Earlier on Thursday afternoon the identical girl allegedly walked out with out paying for £200 botox remedy at Enhanced Faces UK within the city.
Sophia Lorenzo, 31, confirmed this morning she nonetheless hasn’t been paid. She mentioned: ‘It was definitely the same woman, she even had the same handbag with the tag sticking out.
‘She used the same fake name and contacted us both through the same Instagram profile. When she contacted me to book I asked to go online and make a reservation as that’s how we take deposits but she said she couldn’t as she was dyslexic.
‘She sent me a screenshot to prove she had paid the deposit but on the morning of the appointment I noticed the money hadn’t come in.
‘When it came to pay I told her about the deposit and she said she would get her card from the car to pay. I sat there and just had this feeling she isn’t coming back and when I went out to the car park she was gone.
‘Losing the money isn’t good but it’s more I’ve lost trust in people. As a business it makes you not trust other clients and now I’m thinking of having to take cash up front.
Emily Curtis who runs Ooh La La hairdressing confirmed the woman got in touch over the weekend to pay her bill
She left her handbag which they later discovered was empty and still had a price tag on
‘It’s my money and it’s my time. It’s knocked my confidence a lot. You don’t expect to have that.’
The woman – wearing all black – is said to have been driven to the shops in a green pickup truck.
Several weeks earlier on October 26 ‘Sophie Brown’ is said to have done exactly the same after receiving a £140 hydrafacial treatment at the Hestier Clinic in the town.
Clinic owner Lauren Aristotelous, 33, confirmed she still hasn’t been paid for the remedy, including ‘She has only paid the hairdresser, nobody else’
She mentioned: ‘She had a high-end remedy with all of the premium extras and when it got here to pay she mentioned she’d forgotten her card however supplied to financial institution switch.
‘She confirmed me a pretend screenshot and I used to be there by myself so I did not really feel I may do a lot. I mentioned it isn’t gone in, have you ever acquired different means to pay? She mentioned her telephone’s not working however would pay by the top of the day.
‘We’re usually absolutely booked so she’s not simply not paid however she’s taken the spot of maybe two different individuals who would.’