Having knowledge of a crime and not reporting it because you want the person to do something for you certainly IS illegal though. These girls need to abandon their ill-conceived and selfish idea (yes, it’s selfish to care so much about getting a refund personally that you leave Ann free to scam others in the future) and simply report Ann.
Threatening her with exposure just makes her leave town long enough for people to forget, as we saw with TJ. It’s just a chance for her to refine her technique and try again later. Oh, and it’s also a crime (blackmail/extortion). If you witness a crime being committed, you’re supposed to report it, not tell the person you’ll keep quiet so long as they pay you enough.
Has Les even seen Tiffany since she gained weight? She may not want to put all her eggs in that basket…
Not sure how Tiffany’s plan is supposed to work. Her dad is already ignoring her, so what makes her think that telling him nasty stories about his GF will change his mind? He’ll probably chalk it up to jealousy. Plus he doesn’t strike me as a guy to be overly concerned about the moral character of his girlfriends anyway. He blew off his kid for her entire life (apparently he considers money and gifts a suitable substitute for love and affection) so maybe he’s not the best person to trust to do the right thing. And even if he DID believe Tiffany, what exactly is he going to do? Breaking up with Ann doesn’t put a stop to her scamming. It doesn’t reimburse anyone or even address the problem they were initially complaining about.
Oh trust me, I’m no fan of TJ. I still get grief from people every time I bring up his past misdeeds, because apparently being a good cook makes up for everything else he’s done.
Because of course she just happens to be the girlfriend of Tiffany’s dad. Now let’s sit back and watch an overly-elaborate (and ultimately ineffective) revenge scheme, instead of the smarter, simpler, and way more damaging solution of “report Ann simultaneously to the authorities for fraud and the lingerie company for hijacking their name to sell knockoffs.” No, instead of getting her sued and possibly imprisoned, they’ll just do something to cause her to skip town again until the next time Evans needs a con artist to screw over our heroes. How many times will she do unethical and illegal acts until someone takes real action?
I didn’t mean me personally, I was referring to the gov’t agency giving out the checks.Though I probably should’ve used a different example, as I don’t support the demonizing of welfare recipients anyway (I despise the idea that just because someone is on gov’t assistance that they shouldn’t be allowed any creature comforts.) I didn’t use the example because I agreed with the idea, but rather because it’s one that’s easy for everyone to visualize.
Tiffany saves the day! Now if Dez is smart, she’ll go to the authorities to report the fraud, and to the company to let them know someone is using their name to sell knockoffs. A combination of corporate lawsuit and fraud charges should wipe the smug look off of Ann’s face.
That’s why they shouldn’t go to Ann first: tell Souffle Lingerie that someone is selling knockoffs under their name, and report the fraud to the authorities. No way should they give Ann any early warning.
The sweats are artistic shorthand for “out of shape”, plus I highly doubt she owns anything stylish in that new size. Do you really think she’s been clothes shopping lately?