TERRE HAUTE, IN (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — An arrest warrant has been issued for Scott Elkins, of Lubbock, Texas, who has been accused of scamming hundreds out of money in a concert scam in Indiana.
Residents of Wabash Valley, Indiana, paid $20 per ticket to see rapper Lil’ Flip at the Wabash Valley Fairgrounds this past Saturday. The rapper did not show up for the scheduled concert billed as “Lil’ Flip Fest Spring 2005,” prompting many fans to demand a refund.
The Terre Haute Police Department contacted Lil’ Flip’s management, who denied that he was scheduled to perform in the area. The company plans to make an announcement of the incident in the next few days.
Elkins was stopped for a traffic violation in Springfield, Missouri, on Sunday. Police grew suspicious when they found money orders in his vehicle and phone messages from Terre Haute residents demanding their money back, according to the Indiana Statesman.
Elkins pretended to be “Bobby West” of “Bobby West Productions” when contacting local businesses to sell the tickets. Police estimate that Elkins ran away with about $20,000. About 800 fake tickets were sold in advance at $20 apiece and about 200 at the door for $25 each. Police suspect that he had an accomplice in the scam. Charles Worthington, who collected money at the fairgrounds before the event, is also being detained. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers