Augusta Mall worker reports being conned

An Augusta Mall employee told officers she was tricked into transferring more than $600 to Texas for the hospital bills of a person who injured himself in the Augusta store.

The Lady Foot Locker employee said a woman named Donna Morgan who claimed to be from the Foot Locker corporate office contacted her and said a customer was suing the Augusta store after being injured there, deputies reported.

The employee was told she would lose her job if the store didn't cover the hospital bills. She had been on vacation and was unaware of any injuries, but transferred $612 to Houston via Western Union.