Plaid Petunia brides receive full refund


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – News 4 has learned the last of the victims who were scammed by the Plaid Petunia have received a full refund from the shop’s owner.

Twenty brides went to the New York State Attorney General when their flowers never showed up. The man who the brides say took the bad orders, Billy Russell Tomlinson skipped town. However, he was picked up after traffic stop in Georgia last month.

Call 4 Action uncovered that the manager, Billy Parnell, also known as “Billy Russell Tomlinson,” is connected to similar schemes in Niagara County, Baltimore, and South Carolina.

If you placed an order with the Plaid Petunia, contact the New York Attorney General through the consumer hotline at 853-8404. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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