Employees, Customers Out Money, Property When Store Closes

By: Jacki Ochoa Email
By: Jacki Ochoa Email
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Dozens of employees are left wondering where their money is and clients are wondering where their belongings are after Yesterday's Scrapbooking at 128th and Maple in Omaha unexpectedly closed this week.

"I think for the whole thing happening and feel such remorse that the customers were treated this way," said employee Greta Sutherland. "We had very loyal customers."

Some are out hundreds of dollars in gift cards, store bucks and all of their photos and books, but they're also losing a close-knit family. "Scrapbooking is a small world. A local scrapbook store is like a local bar and everybody knows each other. They would come in and you know their name."

Employees like Greta never got their final paycheck. "They would just leave stuff and oh, I'll just work on it when I'm here. There are people who have consignment things that were all packed up and are gone."

Tonya Hipnar, who owns A Paige 2 Remember in Blair, is sympathetic to the situation. “I have more true friendships than I have ever had in my lifetime and even a lot of the girls here, they mean the world to me."

Hipnar believes that's what Yesterday's Scrapbooking customers lost and she is willing to offer them a home at her store by honoring Yesterday's Scrapbooking memberships.

Sutherland believes more needs to be done. “I don't know what recourse there is, but I would like the people that had personal property here to receive that back."

WOWT 6 News called the owner multiple times. She hung up the phone before questions could be asked.

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