ALLEN -- Just weeks away from her wedding, one bride says the bridal shop she was working with shut its door with no warning.

Carissa Roberts arrived at Bridal Co. in Allen on Friday morning to find only empty shelves, a locked door, and a sign that said, 'all sales final, no refunds.'

'We tried contacting them, and their number was disconnected,' Roberts said. 'Tried getting on website, and the website wasn't working.'

She said the owner of the shop promised to have her dresses by mid-September, but they never arrived.

'Shocked, nervous, scared -- all sort of things,' Roberts said of her feelings. 'I want my dresses.'

According to the Secretary of State's office, the company is owned by a man named Anthony E. Abraham. A search of documents shows he's had trouble in the past paying taxes.

The IRS and state of Texas have filed several tax liens against him.

And now, he's nowhere to be found.

'It's frustrating that nobody contacted us to tell us they were going out of business,' said Roberts' maid of honor, Alle Bird. 'We weren't refunded or given any time to order new dresses, and now we have to rush and try to figure something out.'

Bridal Co.'s Facebook page still shows pictures of dresses and on-going sales.

Another disgruntled bride wrote on the page, 'Beware - the store closed and ran off with my bridesmaids' dresses.'

Roberts said she shopped around and found the best deal at Bridal Co. Now she said it was a deal too good to be true.

'The fact that it was so easy getting our dresses -- I remember saying to ourselves, 'This is too easy getting a dress,'' she said.

Roberts' wedding is just weeks away and she isn't sure what her bridesmaids will wear, but she said no matter what, she's walking down the aisle.

All the numbers News 8 was able to find for Anthony Abraham have been disconnected. We were unable to reach him.


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