Patrick Giblin, who scammed 132 women, is charged with more crimes

Patrick M. Giblin

Patrick M. Giblin

Lovefraud has been following the case of con man Patrick Giblin for years.

Between 2000 until 2005, Giblin, of Ventnor, New Jersey, defrauded 132 women out of a total of $320,241 — and blew the money in Atlantic City casinos.

He was sentenced to 115 months in prison. He was released on probation — and went right back to scamming women. So after finishing his prior sentence, he has just been charged again with the additional crimes.

New Jersey con man charged with using dating services to scam women, on philly.com

Read the Patrick Giblin case on True Lovefraud Stories:

Patrick Giblin trolls phone dating lines, taking money from 132 women



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Coping with Stalking: How to overcome fear and fight back

Lovefraud Continuing Education webinar
Coping with Stalking: How to overcome fear and fight back — strategies from a woman who’s done it
Presented by Vicki Kuper
Monday, August 29, 2016 • 8-9 p.m. Eastern
More info

Someone won’t leave you alone. This person follows you, calls or texts constantly, shows up at your home or workplace, sends you unwanted gifts, or threatens you. As a result, you feel vulnerable, unsafe, anxious, stressed and afraid. You are being stalked.

Vicki Kuper knows exactly what you’re going through. She lived it. The man who stalked her called her 1,200 times — in one month. That’s an average of 400 times per day. Authorities issued a No Contact order — but the man was charged with violating it 24 times. Vicki, however, refused to live her life in fear. She took steps to protect herself and her family. Even though some cops and prosecutors didn’t want to get involved, she pushed the legal system to intervene.

How a sociopath can gaslight an entire circle of friends


Charles Boyer and Ingrid Bergman in “Gaslight.”

In an article on Yahoo, a woman describes all sorts of weirdness among her circle of friends. At the center of the weirdness was a man who caused his wife to have a meltdown. This man later admitted that he was prone to fits of violence towards people and animals, and didn’t feel any remorse about it.

The author wrote:

This revelation made me look back at everything with a keener eye. I finally connected the dots to see that he manipulated his wife all of these years, thus painting a picture of her as being ditzy, disorganized, and paranoid in order to control her life, as well as the relationships she was forming with everyone around her.

The story is an interesting look at how manipulation can ripple through an entire group of people.

Las Vegas man chases his wife; shoots her, their three kids, and himself

Dej-Oudom family

Dej-Oudom family in a photo from 2012. (Facebook)

Phoukeo Dej-Oudom fled for her life, running down Lake Mead Boulevard in Las Vegas, Nevada, as her husband chased her in a black Mercedes.

A driver picked her up, but her husband, Jason Hagan Dej-Oudom, pulled her out of the car. She managed to escaped again, but her husband shot her in a Walgreen’s parking lot.

Police found the Mercedes outside of a nearby condominium. They went into the home, and found three children and their father dead. He had killed the three kids and then himself.

Las Vegas man killed wife, 3 children, self with gunshot wounds to head, on ReviewJournal.com.

Witnesses talk about incident involving deaths of mom, 3 kids, on KTNV.com.


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When Katherine Morris, 22, died suddenly, police ruled it suicide, but her mother continues to investigate


Katherine Morris

Katherine Morris

Four years ago, Katherine Morris, a young woman who was two weeks away from graduating from the University of Maryland, died suddenly.

The police said the death was suicide. Her mother, Rev. Marguerite Morris isn’t so sure — and she is still working to uncover the truth.

Katherine Morris was married to a soldier, Isaac Goodwin. But her mother contends that the marriage was a sham, that Goodwin married just to defraud the government of Basic Allowance for Housing pay, and he was never held accountable. In fact, Goodwin received a $100,000 insurance payout for Katherine’s death.

Lovefraud wrote about this tragic story previously. You can see it here:

Army Specialist Isaac Goodwin allegedly marries for money, and his wife commits suicide

Rev. Morris continues to investigate the circumstances of her daughter’s death. She believes investigations by the police and the military were flawed, and her daughter may have been the target of foul play.

Italian student burned alive by her ex-boyfriend

DiPietrantonio and Paduano

Vicenzo Paduano, right, confessed to killing his girlfriend, Sara DiPietrantonio, left.

Vincenzo Paduano, 27, refused to accept that his girlfriend, Sara Di Pietrantonio, 22, had broken off their relationship.

In the pre-dawn hours, Paduano waited outside the home of Sara’s new boyfriend for her to leave. He then ran her car off the road in a section of Rome, Italy, doused the car and her with alcohol, and set the car on fire.

Sara ran for her life. But Paduano caught up with her, set her face on fire with a cigarette lighter, and left her to die.

Italian student escapes car inferno after it is torched by her ex-boyfriend … only to be burned alive when he chases her, throws alcohol in her face and sets her alight, on DailyMail.co.uk.

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Former Marine murders girlfriend, then sends email from her account so family thinks she is alive

Yvonne Baldelli, left, was murdered by Brian Brimager.

Yvonne Baldelli, left, was murdered by Brian Brimager.

Brian Karl Brimager, a former Marine from San Diego, California, was sentenced to 26 years in prison for murdering his girlfriend, chopping up her body, and hiding her remains. He also killed her dog.

The victim, Yvonne Baldelli, lived with Brimager in Panama at the time. He left and went back to California, where he married another girlfriend.

For two years, he kept up the ruse that Baldelli was alive by taking money from her bank account and sending emails to her family.

“Semper free!!!!!!’: The ‘cruel and depraved’ case of the murderous Marine veteran, on WashingtonPost.com.

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Woman records her own murder by abusive boyfriend

Wesley Webb, right, and two of her children. (GoFundMe)

Wesley Webb, right, and two of her children. (GoFundMe)

Wesley Webb, 40, and her boyfriend, Keith Smith, 43, were arguing in the home they shared in Schuylkill Township, Pennsylvania. Webb turned on her cell phone to record his verbal abuse. Also recorded was the gunshot when Smith allegedly murdered her with a 12-gauge shotgun.

Smith then turned the weapon on himself, but survived a gunshot blast to his face.

Webb’s three children were in the house and called 911.

Slain mother-of-three who recorded her own murder at the hands of her abusive boyfriend, on DailyMail.co.uk.



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Military wife fights the Ohio National Guard and U.S. Army for 10 YEARS for more than $500,000 in support and benefits after her husband abandoned her to deploy to Iraq and later parachuted to his death

  • Kathy Mills

    Kathleen Mills is president and CEO of the National Military Spouse Advocacy Organization. “Military spouses are at immense risk of being legally abandoned by their spouses,” she says.

    Chief Warrant Officer Herbert ‘Roger’ Mills wiped out the family’s accounts, filed for divorce and volunteered for Iraq — at age 57 

  • Kathy Mills, a former teacher and Mary Kay director who won eight pink Cadillacs as a ‘Grand Achiever,’ was left destitute 
  • CW Mills took advantage of a law passed to protect service members so he could avoid divorce court
  • CW Mills cut his wife out of his $500,000 military death benefits before parachuting to his death
  • CW Mills wrote on the Ohio National Guard office white board that he would be in the hospital BEFORE he jumped
  • Kathy Mills found her husband’s home and storage units filled with stolen military equipment and classified documents

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Wendy Maldonado to be released after serving 10 years for killing abusive husband

Wendy Maldonado

Wendy Maldonado (WendyMaldonado.com)

Wendy Maldonado will soon be released from prison after serving 10 years in an Oregon prison for killing her abusive husband. People Magazine recently interviewed her.

Aaron Maldonado had repeatedly beaten his wife and their four sons. According to People:

The judge who sentenced Wendy described what she — and her four sons — had endured as “the worst case of domestic violence that any of us has seen.”

The judge sentenced her anyway.

Wendy had planned to kill her husband and take the blame, but her oldest son, Randy, who was 16 at the time, insisted on helping her. Randy served six years for his part in the action.

The author of the article wonders how someone can be as mean-natured as Aaron Maldonado was. The answer is simple — the guy was a complete psychopath.

Read an excerpt of the article online:

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