Couple Uses Race, Slavery and Imaginary Film Crew to defraud Tangier Outlet
Its kind of hard to follow this con, but here is the gist of it. I'm not sure if the 108 year old was meant to be a former slave or not but with the Plantation angle there is some possibility they really didn't know when the Civil War ended:
The suspect also said that on their previous visit, an employee used a racial slur against them and they left the store, the report said.
On the date of the report, the suspects said they were in town because their 108-year-old grandmother, who had come to own a plantation she worked on as a child, was the subject of a People Magazine story.
Because of that, news crews were filming the grandmother’s family, and had been filming the situation the first time the suspects had been in the store to shop, the report said.
On the date of the report, the suspects said they wanted resolution to their problem or would bring in several news crews that were waiting a few minutes away.