A woman who said she was a producer for West Palm Beach FOX affiliate WFLX and promised local business owners “international exposure and publicity” on a TV show has been arrested by Palm Beach police and charged with fraud.
The Sun-Sentinel reports, Jessie Alexander allegedly bilked local business owners out of at least $23,000 by charging them a one-time fee of $3,500 for publicity on a special called “Best of the Palm Beaches.”
According to the police report, “Representatives from FOX 29 and Love PR told a Palm Beach detective Alexander had no affiliation with them and was using their logos without permission.”
“This was not a low-caliber scam,” said police spokesman Fred Hess. “This was somebody who was going after the big bucks.” Read more