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Women on social media claim a Corpus Christi woman is running an ‘Easter basket’ scam

Posted: 5:18 PM, Apr 23, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-23 18:48:08-04

 

Angie Holybee planned to spend Easter with her grandchildren, hunting eggs and eating candy. Instead, she says she spent it waiting around to receive made-to-order Easter baskets that never came.

“I never received either basket,” said Holybee.

Holybee says she paid a woman by the name of Kimberly Vargas, who she found on Facebook, to customize two Easter baskets for her grandchildren.

“When it got closer to Easter she came up with different things that had gone wrong,” said Holybee. “The items had been shipped to her aunt’s house in Utah, she came up with different stories one where she was in the hospital.”

Holybee says she wired $70 to Vargas through PayPal as a deposit, offering to pay the last $30 whenever she picked up the finished baskets.

“But then once I sent her the deposit there was just no communication from her,” said Holybee.

Easter came and went but Holybee says she never heard back from Vargas.

“My daughter actually posted on Facebook asking if there were other people that had the same situation going on with them,” said Holybee. “And people came out from everywhere stating that she had not only done that this year but last year and the year before.”

Holybee says she has filed a complaint with PayPal in an attempt to get a refund.

“l don’t want other people to lose out on their hard earned money that they saved up to buy stuff for their children and they don’t have it because someone took advantage of them,” said Holybee.

Action 10 News reached out to Vargas regarding the claims in this story. Tuesday afternoon she replied via text message saying there was a mix up with supplies being shipped and that she could provide proof. She also mentioned she spoke to the Corpus Christi Police Department. However, we have yet to receive any documents.