Salon Ripoff Follow-Up

Now for a follow-up on another story we brought you yesterday.

Mike Hoey spoke with a Marquette salon owner who claims she’s been scammed out of nearly $30,000.

So far, no one’s willing to pursue criminal charges.

Shelly Bingham owns the Bellisimo Salon in Marquette.

She paid nearly $30,000 for a SpaCapsule.

It provides the sensation of a water massage without actually getting wet.

The SpaCapsule, which was supposed to be new, came to her with obvious signs of wear and tear.

It also had at least 30 hours of previous use logged on its own computer.

Marquette City Police say today that they spoke with Bingham and her attorney, Steven Pence.

They also talked with the Marquette County Prosecutor’s Office.

Police say they suggested to Bingham and Pence that it would be best to pursue civil charges rather than criminal.

Bingham told us yesterday that the Prosecutor’s Office cited budgetary issues when telling them this.

The SpaCapsule comes from Simulated Environment Concepts of Miami, Florida.

Mike contacted the company yesterday, and it hasn’t replied yet.