Several Small Business Owners Allegedly Scammed

POSTED: Friday, November 13, 2009 - 3:31pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 5:48pm

At least six small business owners say a woman has scammed them out of thousands of dollars. The victims say they paid 34-year-old Heather Jenkins hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars, for her to help them secure a government grant for their business.
25-year-old Ashley Torrence says she paid Jenkins $1500 and was promised she was eligible to receive $450,000 in grants. It's been a year since Torrence signed the contract, and says she still waiting for Jenkins to come through.
"I want other people to be aware of this lady. She is out there to take your money, not to help you or your business" says Torrence, an insurance agent.
The West Feliciana Sheriff's office has issued an arrest warrant for Jenkins. They are currently trying to bring her into custody.