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Woman Accused Of Having Fake Business

By Empriss Campbell
By ecampbell@wbbjtv.com

HENRY COUNTY, Tenn. - The Paris Police Department is investigating a woman they said is operating a fake business out of her home.

According to Investigator Josh Frey, seven people have come forward saying they were scammed by a woman who promised name brand items for low prices during the Christmas season.

"She told them, 'I could get you anything that you want at whole sale prices: Under Armor clothes, North Face clothes, iPads, iPhones, Costas, ' you name it, she was claiming to get at wholesale," said Inv. Frey.

According to Frey, Kari Kenworthy has collected more than $10,000 from customers wanting clothing and name brand electronics.

Frey said some of the victims knew Kenworthy from around town and trusted her, and he said many of her customers were buying Christmas presents for their families.

"Most of the items purchased were Christmas presents for their family. Most of the seven victims didn't have a Christmas due to this fake business," said Inv. Frey.

Frey said Kenworthy does have a criminal history. She was charged and convicted back in 2008 for obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and is currently on state probation.
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