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Posted on: January 17, 2023

Former Troutman Resident Scammed Charitable Donation Money from Mooresville Residents and Businesses

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NEWS RELEASE

 

 

Date/Time of Offense: January 2022 through August 2022.

 

Offense(s)/Charge(s): Six Counts of Felony Obtaining Property by False Pretense.

 

Location of Incident: Mooresville, North Carolina

 

Suspect(s): Tammy Ann Domenick, 53 Years Old

                    Formerly from 208 Buckingham Court

                    Troutman, North Carolina 28166

 

Sheriff Darren Campbell stated: On Wednesday, July 27, 2022, the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office received a report from an individual who claimed she had been scammed out of charitable donation money. 

 

The victim’s mother told the deputies she met Tammy Ann Domenick online and started what she thought was a friendship with her. She said Tammy Domenick presented herself as a marketing professional from the New York Metropolitan area with high-level marketing and social media skills. The victim’s mother reported that her young daughter has a life-threatening terminal illness, and Domenick offered to start up a fundraising campaign for her. The plan was to host a major event called “LKN Fest”, social media presence, news media, and marketing to attract sponsors and donors to help raise money. The beginnings of the plan called for “Sip n’ Shop” events throughout the Mooresville area to build up the event. 

 

Detective C. Scannella with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Economic Crimes Unit was assigned to the case. He immediately interviewed the victim’s mother and numerous other vendors and sponsors who had signed up to assist with the event. All of these individuals and businesses donated money, jewelry, clothes, photo booths, health products, and food.

 

Detective Scannella obtained financial statements and bank receipts from the vendors. All of the vendors and the victim’s mother said the smaller events were a failure, and LKN Fest never manifested into what Domenick stated. 

 

Detective Scannella soon learned that each vendor had a promissory contract from Tammy Domenick stating LKN Fest would be sold out due to being highly advertised on the news, social media, and billboards. The vendors said none of this ever occurred. None of the vendors ever saw any financial return on their investment, and the victim’s family did not receive donation money from Domenick as she promised. At this time, the total amount of money unaccounted for is 29,174.99 dollars.

 

After gathering all the evidence, Detective Scannella attempted to contact Tammy Domenick. She advised Detective Scannella that she was no longer in North Carolina and was now in California. Domenick had also shut down all of her business’s social media pages. Detective Scannella learned Domenick was in Arizona and started a new company that directly mirrored the one she was operating in North Carolina.

 

Based upon the evidence gathered throughout this investigation, Detective Scannella was able to charge Tammy Ann Domenick with Six Counts of Felony Obtaining Property by False Presence, and she was entered as a Wanted Person.

 

Detective Scannella contacted law enforcement in Mesa, Arizona, and made them aware of the warrants. Detective Scannella then applied for and was granted full extradition of Domenick. The authorities in Arizona were able to locate and arrest Tammy Ann Domenick. She is currently in custody in Arizona and is fighting extradition back to North Carolina.