BLUE ASH, OH (FOX19) - They are called "layaway angels" - strangers who pay off layaway gifts at stores around the country.
K-Mart in Blue Ash is no different.
Employees say they have had dozens of layaway angels coming in since Thanksgiving. On Sunday, a woman paid $1,000 and layaway items for multiple strangers.
Assistant manager Allison Beel says this year layaway gifts have increased. Beel says it's a mixture of the economy and the awareness of the layaway system.
She says every time a layaway angel comes into their store it makes their day to tell the parents of those who bought the gifts that the bill is already taken care of.