Blair travel agent arrested after some say trips paid for, not booked

WINNSBORO – A Blair woman has been arrested three times in three different counties over the last week for breach of trust in connection with trips she arranged through her travel agency.

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Kisha Morgan Chaplin, 47, was first arrested by Fairfield County Sheriff’s Department on Oct. 24 after customers from her travel agency called the Sheriff’s office in September alleging that they had purchased a trip from Chaplin’s agency that was to depart on Sept. 11.

“I made contact with Ms. Chaplin, and she stated that she would give refunds,” said Sheriff’s Investigator Karen Castles. “I suggested a one-week period to have that accomplished before seeking arrest warrants with the one week ending on October 3.

“I received a list of victims and the amounts paid and partial refunds to 9/28/2017 from the family’s trip coordinator,” Castles stated in an incident report. She also discovered an office in Irmo that was listed as the address of Chaplin’s travel agency, A Moment in Time Travel and Tours, but learned from the landlord that the office had been closed for two years.

On the same day, Oct. 24, Chaplin was arrested in Richland County on the same charge – breach of trust. Booked at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center, Chaplin was released on a $15,000 bond.

Then, on Tuesday, Oct. 28, according to the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, Chaplin was arrested a third time, this time in Lexington County for taking payments of more than $1,300 for a cruise for a Lexington County couple she allegedly did not book.

Chaplin now faces charges in Richland, Fairfield and Lexington Counties

“We are continuing to develop this investigation while working with surrounding law enforcement agencies who are investigating similar incidents,” Fairfield County Sheriff Will Montgomery said. “We want anyone who has information about this investigation, or who has, themselves, possibly been a victim of a similar incident to contact their local law enforcement immediately.”

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