Police have charged the owner of a northern New Jersey prom gown shop who has drawn consumer complaints with filing a false burglary report.
Sixteen customers have claimed in the past two weeks that Red Carpet Prom dress shop in Wayne took their money and failed to deliver gowns.
The disorderly person's offense carries a penalty of up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.
The store's owner, Patricia Dowling, filed a burglary report last week, claiming $600 and 40 dresses were stolen.
Police Capt. James Clarke tells The Record newspaper the store's security cameras captured Dowling taking the dresses off the rack.
The newspaper reported Dowling's previous store, Red Carpet Bridal in Gloucester County, has had more than $70,000 in judgments and liens against it.
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