Stoke Highland Oatcake Scammer Sought
“WE don’t know where these oatcakes could have come from,” says Jane Gavin, owner of High Lane Oatcakes, selling the delicacies to locals and the likes of enter-tayyyyyn-er Robbie Williams and darts champions Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor. A local reseller is repackaging the biscuits and selling them door-to-door. But people who paid £2 for 12 Oatcakes are horrified to find only six in the packet.
“We were frightened they might have come from the bins but we are convinced that’s not the case,” adds Mrs Gavin. “There’s not a lot we can do. It’s not unusual for us to sell a large amount of oatcakes to people. It’s hard for us to narrow it down. It is shocking. If somebody was genuinely wanting to sell to people who can’t perhaps come in themselves they should have said, but knowing they are just coming in and selling them on is just wrong.
“It’s our reputation on the line if people think we are ripping them off. We never sell door to door. We supply two shops in Smallthorne and we were going to put posters in the windows there warning people.”
Says one 84-year-old victim:“I’m disgusted. If I saw her again I would punch her in the face. They can throw me in jail if they want to.”
Such is the power of the oatcake.
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