Fort Lauderdale beauty shop for rent after Local 10 investigation

Luxury Beauty for rent after selling man with dementia $8,000 worth of items


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A Fort Lauderdale store at the focus of a Local 10 News investigation last month has closed and a "for rent" sign is up in the front window.

Luxury Beauty was located on Northeast 33rd Street across from the Galt Ocean Mile.

The owner of Luxury Beauty, Nissim Buzaglo, was accused of luring Terry Owens, 67, into his shop and then selling him $8,000 worth of beauty products, including 24-karat gold facial serum.

Owens has advanced stages of dementia. Friends said he has very little judgment and little ability to make decisions. He has no family.

Owens told Local 10's Jeff Weinsier he didn't know what the products were and didn't remember buying them.

Peter Harrington, a longtime friend who has power of attorney, said he had been trying for weeks to get Buzaglo to refund Owens money.

Eventually, after being confronted by Weinsier, Buzaglo decided to refund the money and take back the products.

"I and others have been attempting for two weeks to get him to refund the money without any success," Harrington said. "Frankly, I don't think we would have the money today if wasn't for (Local) 10."

Buzaglo claims he had no idea of Owens condition, but friends said that is impossible.

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