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Unread 21 Mar 17, 03:14 PM  
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It's really dreadful that these people seemingly get away with this time & time again!

If it's true that the extent of this goes back as far as 2011, what a truly evil woman! How do some people sleep at night! 😡
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My word, just a quick google and there are pages and pages worth. This Marion lady even started posting on a forum but she got ripped into. HOW is she still doing this? Some go back to 2011 - it's now 2017 - why is she not incarcerated?
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My word, just a quick google and there are pages and pages worth. This Marion lady even started posting on a forum but she got ripped into. HOW is she still doing this? Some go back to 2011 - it's now 2017 - why is she not incarcerated?
Haven't googled, but just going by this thread, I, too, wonder why she has been allowed to get away stealing from people for so long. Never mind, how can she live with herself, etc. - she probably sleeps better than most of us. Why, when so much appears to be known about her, is she avoiding jail? Let's hope that something will be done soon about her, and she gets what she deserves, and then some.
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Friends of ours were conned by them over christmas sadly. Family of 5 and 2 grandparents, villa and tickets bought and paid for and when they arrived and went to the villa it was occupied by someone else! The management company took pity on them and tried to help, and a villa owner very kindly offered them a villa he had just bought on the same estate free of charge, with just the pool heat to pay! It wasn't in the best condition as he was planning a refurb, but they were very very grateful. Sadly they had to re purchase all their tickets, and lost days trying to sort it out! .

They are British and came across perfectly legitimate, they spoke on the phone etc etc. Very shocking and can't understand how they are still doing it after all these years!
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Friends of ours were conned by them over christmas sadly. Family of 5 and 2 grandparents, villa and tickets bought and paid for and when they arrived and went to the villa it was occupied by someone else! The management company took pity on them and tried to help, and a villa owner very kindly offered them a villa he had just bought on the same estate free of charge, with just the pool heat to pay! It wasn't in the best condition as he was planning a refurb, but they were very very grateful. Sadly they had to re purchase all their tickets, and lost days trying to sort it out! .

They are British and came across perfectly legitimate, they spoke on the phone etc etc. Very shocking and can't understand how they are still doing it after all these years!
Hopefully your friends reported the Prices to the police.
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Hopefully your friends reported the Prices to the police.
Yes they did, the villa owner also got involved as apparently he owned several properties in Emerald islands and they had used pictures of his villas to advertise rental villas although he had nothing to do with them!

Sadly our friend's daughter booked it all without their imput as initially they were going on their own. They then decide to go too and by that time the villa was booked and they rang and offered to get their park tickets at a 'great price'! Because they had spoken to them etc. they trusted them and arranged for them to buy, disney, universal and bush garden tickets for 7 people
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How are these people still free to scam people? Either the police are useless at their jobs or worse, they don't care.
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These people get away with it (and Marion's activities in Florida go back a long way before 2011) because the people who get conned are mainly more concerned about getting their money back than stopping Marion, Kelly and their like being free to do it again, under other names from some other places, at some time in the future, to other people.

How many of the victims have ever gone to the Florida police with reports ? Very few. Were they willing to provide testimony in a Florida Court ? Even fewer.

So meanwhile Marion gets away with it because she knows that Brits in Florida trust fellow Brits in Florida and they are an easy target - especially when they are looking for 'a great deal' ! That's why she advertised on Gumtree - because she knew that all the people 'looking for a great deal' would be shopping on there - even for a villa holiday in Florida with the considerable sums of money involved ! "Lovely jubbly" as Del boy used to say !

Anybody who has been a recent victim can reply to this post and I will provide them with the contact details for the Osceola County Sheriffs Office who are now handling the case.

But this is NOT about getting your money back, that is now long gone. It's all about GETTING EVEN and making sure that this doesn't happen again to someone else !

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