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DELAFIELD, Wis. — A Waukesha County business owner reportedly scammed dozens of customers.
In the span of three days, Studio 83 Pilates and Core Glow in Delafield went from being fully operational to completely empty. Both are owned by the same woman who people say may have left town with customers’ money.
Customers tell TMJ4 News they had no idea it was happening. One woman says she just bought a membership to the studio, only to show up two days later and find it empty.
“I had just been there a couple days prior, that past Friday I think, so I was going to set up another appointment and then I was like shocked,” said Tammy Michaud.
Delafield police confirmed in a statement Monday that they have been contacted by multiple customers about the potential fraud and are now investigating with the Waukesha County District Attorney’s Office.
Numerous customers have taken their concerns to Facebook to warn others, saying the owner has reportedly done this before in other states like Kentucky and California.
The Better Business Bureau released a report about a studio owned by a woman with the same name in Kentucky and said it was not an accredited business.
While the investigation into Studio 83 and Core Glow continues, other business owners in the area have stepped up to help those who have lost money.
Rob Remitz owns Cryofit, a recovery and wellness shop in Delafield. He’s now offering free infrared sauna sessions to anyone who may have lost money at Core Glow.
“I’ll try to do whatever I can to help. I hate to see a lot of these people out good money when they can’t get anything out of it,” said Remitz.
Remitz built his company from the ground up over six years ago and says instances like these put down other small business owners.
“It just doesn’t reflect well on the small business that are really, really trying.”
As the investigation continues, the Delafield Police are asking anyone who believes they may be a victim of this fraud to contact them through their 24-hour dispatch center at 262-446-5070.
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