Students tricked by scam artist in vacation scheme http://www.privateofficer.com
Authorities say that three Riverdale High School students said they made payments to Cynthia Anderson for a trip that was supposed to be scheduled for the end of May.
Anderson is also accused of taking money from some LaVergne students using the same method the Riverdale students said she used. And police investigators believe that there may still be other victims in the metro Nashville area or beyond.
The Riverdale students say that they have given Anderson $700 a piece as payments on a trip to Jamaica.
Anderson said she worked as an independent marketing agent for Yourtravelbiz.com.
She said her job was to serve as a booking agent and the more trips she booked, the more money she would get from the company, but the company has no records of Anderson scheduling any trip or any money.
Police said they are looking for Anderson in connection with the accusations.
The alleged scam may have affected more than just LaVergne and Riverdale high schools. Anderson had reportedly approached every high school in Rutherford County with the same offer.
Police want to know how the teens were picked as her targets and they are investigating if she has any accomplises in her scheme.
This is the second case this week involving students being promised great trips and then being scammed out of their money. In the first incident, a subsitute teacher in Douglas Georgia collected nearly $7500.00 from high school students with intentions of stealing their money police say.
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