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Honest….I Went To A Concert!!

Posted by Boghound on July 8, 2012

Classical fans find sex shop charges on bank statements

Classical music fans were not amused when purchases made at a recent Sault Symphony Orchestra fundraiser appeared on bank statements as being made at a city sex shop.

About $1,100 in purchases, including food and silent auction items won, were made during Musicfest using a debit machine that was loaned to the symphony by Amore.

The business sells adult DVDs, lingerie and sex toys. It’s owned by Betts MacKenzie, a symphony board member.

“We never had a debit machine before so were really happy to have one this time around,” said Robin Wilson, the symphony’s co-ordinator of projects, programs and grants.

“We’re too poor to be able to afford one and all the fees involved with it.”

It “never really entered our minds” that banking statements would list Amore as the purchase point, Wilson said.

“It was quite a shock to us when people seemed to be upset by this,” she said.

Wilson said the business has been receiving a lot of negative publicity and wanted to set the record straight, that MacKenzie was just trying to help the symphony at their June 10 event.


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