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and yet more Gananoque website madness……

Seemingly the new website from Gananoque Chamber of Commerce http://1000islandsgananoque.com/ is separate from the main Chamber site which has now been moved to http://www.1000islandschamber.com/ Now I really … Read more

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Swindler leaves trail of broken hearts, empty wallets

caron oderbien grifter ctv w5 roger gipson gananoque thousand islandsCaron Oderbien, the subject of a W5 10-month-long investigation, wasn’t easy to find. But then again, that should come as no surprise; she is, after all, a grifter.
Our search for Oderbien began shortly after receiving an email in January, from Roger Gipson, an electrical contractor  from Gananoque, Ont. The 57-year-old contacted W5 about a woman who he claimed had taken him for more than $100,000. Gipson says she suddenly disappeared and left him broke.

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At first, we were skeptical. Gipson’s story could simply turn out to be a relationship gone bad. We had to do some digging to find out if Gipson’s story was true and to see if there were other victims. We discovered that, in the span of 10 years, Oderbien had made her way across five provinces and two countries, leaving behind a legacy of broken hearts and empty wallets.
Court documents revealed that Oderbien, a 46 year old single mother of two, had a criminal history — including two convictions for fraud in the United States, from 2004; forgery and fraud convictions in New Brunswick dating back to 1992 offences, as well as a long list of civil litigation in Manitoba where Oderbien had been sued by several individuals, her own lawyer, and even a bank. Among those defrauded by Oderbien were two more men — Daryl Lowenberg, from Grenfell, Sask., and Craig Carpenter, in Denver Colorado — conned by Oderbien, just as Gipson was. But all of that had taken place years ago. We needed to find out if she was still up to no good. W5 learned that Oderbien had been in St Stephen, N.B., just two years ago and that residents of Canada’s chocolate town were also trying to find the elusive woman who was now going by the name Caron Hudye. Oderbien, it turns out, commonly used aliases — Karen Peters and Karen Cheverie were others — as part of her schemes.

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they keep on coming….

Yet another Gananoque website has been born, this time it’s the new “Official” Town website  (didn’t they spend a shedload of taxpayers cash on the … Read more