New Jersey Bridal Shop Owner Arrested For Wedding Dress Scam

The owner of a New Jersey bridal store has been arrested after allegedly multiple customers paid for wedding dresses that they never received, Daily Voice reported.

According to a statement released by the Maplewood Police Department, five women have come forward saying that they are victims of fraud by Maplewood Bridal’s in East Orange, New Jersey. Dating as far back as August 22, the brides reported that after purchasing bridal gowns, owner Nidelka Mayers stopped all communication with them. They allege that their dresses never arrived, and that their messages were never answered.

“I have been calling to get an update on my dress but when I do the mailbox is full and no one answers,” a Google review reads. “I have sent multiple texts, emails and notes.”

The 53-year-old was arrested and charged with five counts of theft by deception. She was transported to Essex County Jail, where she pleaded not guilty before being released on bail.

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