OPP confirm probe underway into former Roxodus employee

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Huronia West OPP have confirmed they are investigating a former employee of the company organizing the now defunct Roxodus music festival that was to have begun next Thursday in Edenvale.  

They aren't saying at this point though whether its related to the cancellation of the event but say they received a complaint late last week.  

The story has made national headlines as groups like Aerosmith, NickelBack, Kid Rock and dozens of others were to be on the bill.  

Roxodus officials issuing a statement Wednesday blaming a wet spring for them not being able to set up the mammoth stage at the rural airport on Highway 26.  

But angry ticket holders, some who've spent thousands of dollars for tickets and accommodation, aren't buying it calling it a scam and threatening to launch legal action if they don't get refunds.

However, anyone who did purchase tickets had to agree to a clause that there would be NO refunds  if the reason was out of the promoter's control.  

Vendors, who stood to make a lot of money over the four days are also angry and threatening lawsuits.   

The event's Media Relations person Alan Cross said he too was blindsided by the announcement this week.  

He tells Toronto media that as far as he knew all the bands were paid up front but organizers stopped returning his calls last week. 

Meanwhile ticket holders will have to be patient.  

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