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.
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. Read more...(296 words, estimated 1:11 mins reading time)
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. Read more...(166 words, 1 image, estimated 40 secs reading time)
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:
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. Read more...(266 words, 1 image, estimated 1:04 mins reading time)
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.
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.
Donna Andersen, author of Lovefraud.com, is an expert on sociopaths in relationships. She is also author of Red Flags of Love Fraud—10 signs you’re dating a sociopath, and the Red Flags of Love Fraud Workbook. She tells her personal story of being married to a sociopathic con man in her first book, Love Fraud.Read more …