Atlanta area Dollar General duped in 'racial profile' scam

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Christopher Allen Brooks, the manager of the Stockbridge Dollar General, told police a woman calling herself "Ms. Woods" came into his store around 6 p.m. on Sept. 5 and told him that she was owed a refund for items she had bought at a Jonesboro Dollar General store and that the manager from the Jonesboro store would call and verify she was owed the money.

 

Shortly thereafter, Brooks received a call from a ‘Shanna' who claimed to be the store manager at the Jonesboro Dollar General. Shanna asked Brooks to give the customer $530.92.

Shanna told Brooks that the customer, whom she called Ms. Woods, had bought six comforter sets and six sheet sets at the Jonesboro store a week earlier but had been overcharged for the items.

Shanna continued, saying that when Ms. Woods called the Jonesboro store to inquire about the overcharge, the customer overheard the cashier who rung up the items call Ms. Woods "a dirty low-down N-word" and that "ever since Obama got into office black people think they can do anything."

Shanna,  the fake manager, told Brooks that Ms. Woods had retained counsel to sue the store and had been in contact with Dollar General regional offices.

The store manager would go on to comply with the Sept. 5 request, but did not call for confirmation until afterward   and found the story was false.

 

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