Fake TV Producer Busted by Police

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It was a good scam, right up until when she got caught. 

Police say a  Miami woman was posing as a television producer and duping customers into believing that their businesses would be featured in exchange for paying a one-time fee.

It's the same gamut that many TV stations around the country run. The problem in this case, the woman did not work for a station and the programs see sold, never aired.

Cops arrested Sandra Bullock look-a-like Jessie Alexander are charged her with on one count of organized scheme to defraud and four counts of obtaining property by false personation.

Palm Beach police said they received a complaint about Alexander in June from Linda Gary, the owner of a Worth Avenue real estate firm.

Gary told police that Alexander claimed Gary's business was chosen to be featured on a program called "Best of the Palm Beaches" on WFLX FOX 29. For a one-time fee of $3,500, Alexander told Gary, she would indirectly receive $47,000 worth of publicity from the show after it aired May 19, police said.

After the show never aired and Gary's request for a refund was ignored, she called police.

An investigation uncovered that several other Palm Beach businesses had fallen victim to Alexander, police said.

The general manager of FOX 29 said Alexander wasn't affiliated with the station and did not have permission to use the station's logo, which was on the agreements, police said.

It was discovered that almost $24,000 had been deposited into Alexander's bank account, police said.

H/T WPBF

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