A South Jersey woman is in jail and hundreds of Sheryl Crow fans out of money. They bought tickets for a concert that was never going to happen.
Kelly Bryan, 42, was arrested by Medford police Saturday.
Bryan admitted selling tickets and promoting that Crow would perform at the Flying W Airport in Medford on August 15, police said. According to investigators, Bryan also admitted she knew full well the concert was not happening.
Investigators with both Medford and Lumberton police departments got suspicious when they checked in with the airport to go over some safety precautions, and then they started getting phone calls over the weekend after this post on Sheryl Crow's Facebook page:
It has been brought to our attention that someone name KBR Promotion and Booking Agency, LLC is claiming to have booked Sheryl for a show to be held at the Flying W in Medford NJ on August 15th. This claim is absolutely FALSE.
The owners of the Flying W told NBC10 they supplied the venue but never realized the promotion was fake.
Police estimate there may be up to 300 victims. Some shelled out as much as $700 for VIP tickets. Investigators want anyone who paid for tickets to fill out a police report.
"We don't know how many victims are out there and we're still hoping by putting this out there more people are gonna come forward," said Medford Police Chief Richard Meder.
You can contact the Medford Township Police Criminal Investigations Bureau at 609-654-7375 or Lumberton's Detective Bureau at 609-267-1111 x119.
Bryan was charged with Theft by Deception and Deceptive Business Practice. She's jailed in lieu of $100,000 bail.