Woman who failed to deliver Valentine’s Day orders fears for her life

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EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, Mo. — A woman who failed to deliver Valentine’s Day orders now says she fears for her life.

According to WDAF, one Valentine’s Day treat maker claims she has received death threats after she didn’t follow through with customers’ orders.

Christa McLaughlin says she ordered dozens of handmade treats for her daughter’s classroom for Valentine’s Day.

“I was supposed to get everything Monday morning,” said McLaughlin who lives in Excelsior Springs. “It was supposed to be delivered to my home.”

To her surprise, nothing was delivered and now she is out nearly $500.

McLaughlin isn’t the only one who didn’t receive the items they paid for.  According to WDAF, there is an entire Facebook page consisting of people who say they were scammed by the same woman, Michelle Thomas.

Thomas says she has a good excuse for not paying her customers back.

She told WDAF that PayPal froze her bank account, which prevented her from repaying people.

She also claims that she fears for her life due to threats made by angry customers.

However, McLaughlin believes Thomas’ claim is just another excuse.

“Nobody’s attacked her,” McLaughlin said. “Nobody wants to attack her.”

PayPal says customers who paid Thomas using a secure PayPal account should get their money back once they investigate their complaints.

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