Tone Loc Plans Shows for Scammed Bars
March 31, 2008 at 5:16 AM (PT)
TONE LOC plans to play shows at two bars in the DETROIT area that were swindled by a man posing as the rapper's manager. TONE LOC will play APRIL 11th at THE RED DOG SALOON in MILFORD and APRIL 12th at BUMPERS in WESTLAND, THE DETROIT FREE PRESS reports.
RED DOG owner PATTY MCMILLAN gave about $400 last summer to a man posing as TONE LOC's manager who promised his client would perform at her bar. Authorities say the man also scammed BUMPERS out of $1,000.
The scam artist hasn't been caught.
The newspaper said MCMILLAN and JUDY JOHNSON of BUMPERS contacted TONE LOC's real manager, BOBBY BESSONE in NASHVILLE, who said the rapper offered to play the shows for his regular fee.