The major flaw is that the company, Dyson and Dyson, paid its employees with checks not backed by real money. Stan Suire, a detective with the Abbeville Police Department said the company, which operated out of a home, hired nearly 100 people since it started in early May.
“They would hire anybody who walked through the door,” Suire said. “They hired approximately 90 local people. They would work for approximately two weeks when they would get their first check.
“The checks were all worthless.”
The APD has recovered 53 of the checks from local check cashing businesses. The department is in the process of locating the others, according to Suire.
“The deal is the manager lied to the owner,” Suire said as to how no money backed the paychecks. “She told the owner she had a grant for $40,000 deposited into the company’s account at a local bank. The check supposedly came from Medicare. That was a big lie. The owner signed the checks and the manager issued the checks.”
Suire said the manager, Tequila Plowden, has since left Abbeville. She can be charged with issuing worthless checks. Charges for others remains a possibility.