Police: Woman steals $8K from man seeking job

Police: Woman steals $8K from man seeking job

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A 35-year-old woman faces criminal charges because police said she collected money from a man who thought she was a job recruiter.

Memphis Police Department said Amy Jackson had 120 days to find a man a job, but instead she just kept his money.

Jackson did not respond to requests for her side of the story.

Ron Franks works for Gateway Group Personnel. It's an executive search firm that companies hire to find them new employees.

He said everyone should be suspicious of anyone who guarantees candidates they can get them a job.

"We never make any kind of guarantees to a candidate," Franks said. "Be aware of having to pay money upfront. If you are going to pay someone, let them deliver first."

Jackson apparently promised her victim she would get him employed. So he paid her nearly $8,000 for her services.

Court records show Jackson has a track record of pulling a similar scam.

She's been in trouble at least two other times for keeping the money of people she's promised to find work for.

Frank said the bottom line is you need to be careful who you let help you. And remember, there's no such thing as a guarantee.

"I couldn't guarantee you a job," Frank said. "I couldn't guarantee anyone else a job."

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