Bosses, Employees at Promenade Store Allegedly Overcharged Customers

Jasmine Racelis, 21, of Montclair was arrested along with Micabella Kiosk owners LIor Grinshtein, 27 and Ido Zemach, 26, for allegedly intentionally overcharging a customer.

The Micabella Kiosk at The Promenade in Temecula was abruptly closed and its lease pulled after its owners and an employee were arrested for allegedly defrauding customers this week.

Jasmine Racelis, 21, of Montclair and Ido Zemach, 26, of Rancho Cucamonga, each have a May 25 date with a judge to answer to charges of conspiracy and failure to give goods as stated.

Both are felonies.

Racelis and Zemach each were released on bond for $6,000 bail Friday.

Micabella co-onwer, Lior Grinshtein, 27, also of Rancho Cucamonga, was behind bars Saturday in lieu of $6,000 bail, according to Riverside County sheriff's jail records.

He was booked on suspicion of the same two felonies, records indicate.

Police were called to the mall about 5:30 p.m. Thursday to investigate the report that Racelis adjusted by hand the price of some cosmetics with the intention of cheating a customer, sheriff's Sgt. Micahel Driever said.

The owners refused to refund the purchase when asked to do so by police officers, the sergeant said.

All three were then arrested and the kiosk was shut down by management, Driever said.

Authorities ask that any other victims of fraud by the suspects call sheriff's Deputy Stephen Douglas at 951-506-5160.

TVOR April 01, 2012 at 08:26 PM
Anybody who intentionally overcharges customers should be sent to jail.
Diane April 04, 2012 at 11:47 PM
I try to stay clear of ALL of those kiosks. They've like carnival vendors and you can't even walk from one store to the other without being almost accosted. They're all scams.
Murrieta Resident April 05, 2012 at 12:03 AM
I had a friend that was over charged by $2k from them! They wouldn't refund her money... Maybe this will help!
Temecula momma April 05, 2012 at 12:59 AM
Diane..exactly, I avoid walking by them...I hate the way they come at you, and want to sell something.....it makes me not want to go to the mall...


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