Ridgeway woman, Karen Gushue, faces more fraud charges

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A Ridgeway woman, Karen Gushue, who was charged earlier this year, has found herself in more legal trouble along with her husband, Michael Gushue.

In February, the Niagara Regional Police central fraud unit began an extensive investigation into Gushue after receiving complaints that cruises were being advertised at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 230.

More than 140 complaints against Gushue, who also uses the last names Robinson and Hannis according to police, alleged she solicited funds between August 2016 and February 2017 for multiple trips that were either never booked or were not as advertised.

In May she was charged with one count of fraud over $5,000 and one count of fraud under $5,000.

On July 6, more charges were laid against the couple based on an investigation into a failed rent-to-own agreement for a Fort Erie home.

Karen Gushue, 48, and her husband Michael Gushue, 56, are both charged with fraud over $5,000 and uttering a forged document.

Read more at Fort Erie Times

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.