Thursday, 28 August 2008
Mudgee business says it knows him
Mark Butler of Mudgee Embroidery & Uniforms said about six months ago, a young man who said he was from Gulgong, and gave his name as Adrian Simpson, came in with a zoo logo and ordered some shirts to be embroided with the logo.
“Because he had what appeared to be a genuine logo, I thought nothing more of it and did the work and phoned when they were ready,” Mr Butler said.
“However, he has never called to collect and pay for the order.
“And I have tried to phone him several times in the past six months but have not been able to get any reply.
“I guess the order might not get collected now, unless the police want them.
“It cost $30 to have the logo made up and the total bill is $120.
“He spoke to one of my employees whose son is interested in animals and left his business card with her and told her he might be able to get her son a ‘start’ at Western Plains Zoo”.
Mr Butler still has the three shirts and the invoice dated February 20, 2008, the day before police executed the search warrant.
Simpson is currently facing seven charges for allegedly fraudulently mis-representing Western Plains Zoo.
He is scheduled to return to Mudgee Local Court on September 17 to face fraud charges, relating to incidents between September 2007 and February 2008.
Posted by RR at 15:09