• Report: #731697
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Brian Salle Karen Salle Islands Duo Yacht Charters

  • Submitted: Sat, May 21, 2011
  • Updated: Tue, January 03, 2012

  • Reported By: Pamela — Daytona Beach Florida USA
Brian Salle Karen Salle Islands Duo Yacht Charters
16 Tidewater Drive Internet United States of America

Brian Salle Karen Salle Islands Duo Yacht Charters Brian Salle, Karen Salle, Islands Duo Yacht Charters, Islands Elite Limousines Owners Of Islands Duo Yacht Charters Steal Millions Of Dollars From Victims All Over Florida In Huge Sex Party & Orgy Yacht Charter & Fractional Ownership Scam! Internet


*Consumer Comment: Karen Salle latest rip off



*Consumer Comment: Thank you Pamela

*Consumer Comment: Shoot Darn

*Author of original report: Brian Salle, KarenSalle.com, Karen-Salle.com, (305) 390-0537 Engel and Volkers Florida Keys, Key West Yacht Charters, Islands Duo, Brian Thomas Spears Salle, David Salle, Ashlee Salle Organized Crime

*Author of original report: Brian Spears Salle and Karen Salle continue Scamming with new partners Engel & Voelkers international real estate and yacht brokerage company in Key West Florida selling fractional ownership in yachts

*UPDATE Employee: Brian and Karen at it Again

*Consumer Comment: Back to Court

*Consumer Comment: Karen at it again...

*Consumer Comment: Spears to Salle..................

*Author of original report: UPDATE: Brian Thomas Spears Salle Changed Name To Hide From Police As Wanted Fugitive From Justice Conning Millions From Victims Beginning In 1997. Karen Marie Salle Joins Criminal Mastermind Spears

*General Comment: This is a true scam

*Author of original report: Karen Salle Arrested! Criminal Felony Scheming To Commit Organized Fraud

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Brian Salle and Karen salle are the owners and past owners of several yachts named Islands Duo. They advertise on several websites for people to charter their yachts for impeccable service. Then this con-artist couple accepts large deposits from its victims and never gives them anything in return successfully stealing millions of dollars and nobody reports them!

They have been able to keep a low profile and not attract too much attention because they deal in the sex industry and people are embarrassed to go after them for stealing their money.  Here is their scam.

Brian Salle joins multiple match-making websites using his Florida Real Estate Broker wife Karen Salle as bait because she is an attractive big-busted middle aged blonde.   The different match-making websites they join are for swingers ie: couples looking for random sex with strangers aka: wife swapping.  They join these websites and infiltrate very quickly making a dating profile that appears to be that of a very fun couple mentioning their big yachts and jets and luxury limousines and tour busses they own and how they love to travel the world.  In reality they dont own any jets and have had multiple boats limos and tour busses repossessed and their homes foreclosed on.  They dont pay anyone!   They set up dates where Karen Salle has random sex with many of the member both men and women. Now the trap is set they begin promoting sex cruises and parties for swingers telling their victims that there will be lots of attractive sexy couples and loads of single girls at the parties and on their swinger sex cruises.  The give a very high price for the cruise but tell them that since they are special friends ie: the couple will swap for sex with Brian Salle and Karen Salle then they can have the cruise for half price but they only have to put down a small deposit usually ranging from $350-$750.  They take their money and never give them anything in return.  The party never happens the cruise never takes place and this scamming con artist couple got to have sex with the victims and take all their money screwing them more ways than one!

Theyve gotten away with this for many years because nobody files a complaint because the swinger world is an underground world where many of its members and participants participate very discretely and dont want the world to know their business.  This makes it the perfect demographic for Brian and Karen Salle to get victims. People who are afraid to report them because they dont want to end up in the newspapers and have all their friends and family know their swinging hobby over a $350 dispute.  So they let it go losing $350 or $500 or $750 so they can keep their private life private.

This scam alone made them millions of dollars, but they've really picked it up to a much higher level when they began promoting that they were selling "Fractional Ownership Opportunities".  They show you glamourous photos of a big yacht currently in their possession, but also currently in foreclosure and being sought after by the bank.  They sell you 1% fractional ownership in this yacht that they don't even own themselves and that is going to be soon taken away from them whenever the seller who held financing on it can locate it and repossess it from them.  He takes big deposits from his victim, starting at $10,000-$20,000 and promises them wild orgy parties on their yacht that they are now own a fraction of.  They promise to sell only 100 of these fractions with each owner buying just 1%, netting Brian and Karen Salle $2,000,000.  That's right, $2 Million Dollars.  But in reality, they sell hundreds and hundreds of these fractions and nobody gets any ownership, nobody gets a party, nobody gets anything except for riped off.

Meanwhile Brian Salle and Karen Salle continue scamming the world.  They have pulled these and other variations of these scam tens of thousands of times stealing millions and millions of dollars.  The Florida Attorney General and the FBI have both reported that people have reported the Salles to them, but that everyone is afraid to come forward for fear of having their personal private lives exposed and made public.

In addition to these swinger victims they never make any payments on the boats that they scam poor helpless owners into selling them with owner financing.  But they dodge having the boat repossessed for a couple years by fleeing all over the country hiding the boat at different marinas where they build up large bills with the marina and many different repair contract workers before skipping out and leaving the marina cheated too.  They often delay matters by leading their victims on by giving them bad checks that ultimately bounce but this gives the con artist Salles additional time to rip off more people before fleeing the scene of their crimes.

It is my hope that with an anonymous forum like Rip Off Report, other victims will feel comfortable enough to tell their stories of horror that Brian Salle and Karen Salle have inflicted on them without fear of retaliation since Brian Salle is an expert at filing law suits against anyone that goes against him.  My many thanks go to Ed Magedson for making this forum available to expose these low life, high tech thieves.

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AUTHOR: Pissedinthekeys - (United States of America)

That's right. Karen and Brian Salle have changed the name of the yacht from Islands Duo to Flip Flops and have a new website called Flip Flops Yacht Charters. I am going to project that they will be ripping off more people under their new name just as they did when it was Islands Duo. Word is the yacht will be at the Westin in Key West.

Check out their new website. The usual request to fill out a form and wait for one of them to call you back and ask you to wire money to an account somewhere in south Florida. You wire the money and they move the yacht before you can get there or it's been arrested again by the US Marshall. Be careful.

Their grown kids Ashley and David Salle are involved too. This criminal spree family is on the move again. Do not send cash or wire money. Actually, don't deal with them at all. They are the scum of the earth.

I have friends in California who wired money for a nice vacation and lost thousands to these leeches. Apparently, they are not the only ones.
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Karen Salle latest rip off

AUTHOR: Gone Sailing - (Australia)

It seems Karens (ashlsal3) lastest scam on Ebay (which she got me for $3000), is you buy from her, you wait, you ask, you wait, you ask again until its outside of Ebay's 45 day limit, then she informs you that she has put in a claim to US post and when she gets the claim she will reimburse you, YEH right!! Well when she gets the money she keeps that too! Talk about a win win!!!! for her, makes a $6000 win out of a $3000 sale and seems to get away with it!

Ebay is not interested in stopping them either!
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AUTHOR: Pissedinthekeys - (United States of America)

Yep! I have confirmed that the Salles are supposed to show up in bankruptcy court tomorrow and they are trying to get back the yacht, Island's Duo that they never paid a payment on so that they can continue to scam people out of money and pretend they are living this luxurious lifestyle. These people don't quit. If my sources are correct there will more than 15 people there to testify against them many whom they have swindled out of money. Victims galore in this ongoing saga of theft and fraud.
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AUTHOR: Pissedinthekeys - (United States of America)

Looks like the Salles might be waiting for some more wire transfers for a Yacht to Fantacy Fest that they no longer have so that she can pay her way out of this mess she has created for herself in Flagler County. According to court records she had her case continued again. It is set again for 10/20/11.

Perhaps they can come up with a different scheme, change their names again and screw some more innocent people before then. They are very good at it so don't be fooled by this crime filled couple.
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Thank you Pamela

AUTHOR: Pissedinthekeys - (United States of America)

Hi Pamela,

Karen and Brian Spears Salle are a NIGHTMARE!!!

Obviously, I have no idea who you are but I wanted to thank you for posting much of this information. I hope that when people read these posts that they will not take them lightly as these people have not only taken money but they have taken precious life's moments and have tortured and continue to torture their innocent VICTIMS!!! They are heartless and without shame. They are vindictive and cruel. They are the meanest of the meanest and they get their kicks out of going after and destroying human lives. My hope is that someday they will be stopped. If not,  I can only pray that the good lord will deal with them in the end.

If you are correct and the FBI is involved I am hopeful that they will act swiftly and bring justice where justice is due before they destroy more innocent people and they that they will be stopped from continuing their plight to unjustly suck every breath of life from those that they come in contact with.
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Shoot Darn

AUTHOR: Pissedinthekeys - (United States of America)

I wish all this had been available before I got rippppreeeddddOff by these criminals!
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It looks like they are at it again! The Dirtbag Duo A.K.A Islands Duo and Scamming Duo, BrianThomas Salle, Brian Thomas Spears, Brian Spears Salle, Karen Marie Salle, Karen Marie Hoffman and any other names theyve used and changed their names to, and from and hide behind, it all continues to catch up with them because a leopard never changes its spots, and neither do these crooks.

Here is some super interesting inside news that weve heard from a close friend of one of their kids. We dont want to say which kid or who the close friend is because we dont want to ruin the chance of getting more information, but this is what weve been told.

It turns out that David Salle and Ashlee Salle arent even Brian Salles kids. They are Karen Salles kids that took Brian Spears fake name when he changed his last name from Spears to Salle. The kids all hate Brian Salle, (who doesnt) and Karen Salle hates him too and was already planning to leave him long ago but decided to stay when the noose began to tighten around her neck so that he could protect her from all this legal criminal trouble that he helped get her into. Karen threatens to leave him and blames him for everything, and Brian threatens to leave her saying she will have to defend herself against her current arrest charges of organized fraud and passing bad checks in Flagler County Florida.

So a secret meeting was held:

Karen Salle and her two kids David Salle and Ashlee Salle all had a family meeting without Brian Salle. They have all agreed that if the federal government or any government agencies that are all currently investigating them start getting close to handing down indictments, then the entire family would all blame everything on Brian Salle and agree to testify against him in a court of law to all save their own skins. Karen Salle was the organizing ringleader of this family meeting and it was all her idea. She even said, its easy to get a divorce when your husband is in prison, you just fill out a paper and sign your name and your divorced. So it sounds like she already has her escape plan all figured out. She figures the kids might get off scott free for their involvement in everything, and maybe she will only get probation if she negotiates really hard against the FBI and gives them all the very incriminating evidence and information she has against Brian Salle and agrees to testify against him, which she is very eager to do.

All this information came straight from one of their kids best friends, and there is lots more that we learned from this friend too that we will be investigating. It seems that Brian And Karen Salle have filed lawsuits against some of their victims in their attempt to bully and intimidate them into going away.  And we were also told about a huge lawsuit involving both Brian Salle and Karen Salle in a small town called Cedar Key Florida where they stole millions and millions of dollars from victims selling them real estate that they didnt even own. (I guess he got tired of selling Subway sandwich franchises that he didnt own for hundreds of thousands of dollars, so now Brian Salle decided to graduate to selling million dollar properties that he didnt own). This ties in to the newspaper article that reported the $4.7 million judgment against each Brian Salle and Karen Salle. Cedar Key does not keep their court records online so I am going to have to make a road trip to discover what this is all about.  If anyone in here knows, please put the details in this consumer forum for all of us to see and warn others about it.

It seems that Brian Salle and Karen Salle dont like all these postings appearing at the top of the front page of all the google, yahoo and bing search engines. Thats killing their crime business because now all their future and potential victims they were planning on screwing out of money, can google their names and all these damaging reports and postings appear right at the very top of the first page, tipping off their victims to beware and do not do business with this organized crime family.

So now here is their plan to try to fix this and get Brian Salle and Karen Salle and Islands Duo names off the top of the front page of all the google, yahoo and bing search engines: They are creating their own websites with good news postings that they write about themselves. What a joke! Here are their latest websites:

KarenSalle.com Created May 15, 2011

Karen-Salle.com Created August 3, 2011

Villagesofmatanzasshores.com Created  August 6, 2011

What a coincidence, they created their first KarenSalle.com domain right around the time that everyone started posting their bad experiences with Karen Salle And Brian Salle on all the consumer beware websites.

Then when several people continued posting their horrible experiences and the truth continued to get out about Karen Salle and Brian Salle, and the momentum continued to build placing them on the very top of the first page of all the search engines like google, yahoo and bing, so Brian and Karen Salle created more websites titled Karen-Salle.com and Villagesofmatanzasshores.com in August within three days of each other.

It is believed that this is the purpose of each:

KarenSalle.com was created to lure prospective victims to them. They use the international real estate company name Engel and Volkers Florida Keys on KarenSalle.com with Karens phone number (305) 390-0537. People looking for expensive luxury million dollar homes and yachts will contact Karen Salle who will set them up with Brian Salle to scam them out of their money by getting them to invest in one of his phantom real estate deals or Subway sandwich franchise sales or yacht fractional ownerships or luxury yacht charters or any one of a multitude of scams that theyve run over the years and continue to run successfully stealing millions and millions of dollars from innocent victims.

Karen-Salle.com was created by Brian Salle and Karen Salle to try to help them spread favorable propaganda about Karen Salle. What a joke! You know that you are extremely pathetic when the only person in the world that has anything at all nice to say about Karen Salle is Karen Salle and Brian Salle when they are trying to spread fantasy propaganda in order to hide Karen Salles disgusting reputation by hiding all the bad publicity on the Internet by making lots of postings that will push their Karen Salle websites to the top of the first page of the google, yahoo and bing search engines and push all these postings on these consumer websites down to the back pages.  Nice try but it wont work! As long as all their victims continue to post their experiences in these consumer forums and share their horror stories about how Brian Salle and Karen Salle scammed them, then that will continue to keep this vital information at the top of page one on all the google, yahoo and bing search engines.  Look at this bunch of pointless garbage they posted on their Karen-Salle.com website.  They are trying to align themselves with reputable companies like Giant Food to make it look like Karen Salle had something to do with the company and its success:
Karen Salle Career Begins With Giant Food, Inc.

In 1936 N.M. Cohen and Samuel Lehrman found Giant Food Inc. and open Washington, DCs first supermarket. In the 1950s the Company sets a standard for supermarkets by adding automatic doors, mechanized checkouts, and open display cases for meat and frozen foods.

Early on in 1970 Giant hires the industrys first consumer advocate, Esther Peterson, and works with government and industry to develop and test consumer programs, including unit pricing and nutrition labeling. In 1977 Joseph Danzansky becomes chairman as N.M. Cohen becomes honorary chairman, and Izzy Cohen takes over as president.

Karen Salle Joins The Family

After her graduation in 1977 Karen Salle becomes a member of the Giant Food Inc family. Hired as cashier Karen M .Salle, at the age of 18 quickly demonstrated her skill in sales and ease with the customers. For over 18 years she worked in various management departments and received numerous awards for customer service and valued the many friendships developed with both customers and fellow employees.

In 1995 Izzy Cohen passed away and the 1224 Corporation gains control of the company.  With the passing of Mr. Cohan and many company changes, Karen Salle retired in 1996 and moved to Florida with her two children David Salle and Ashlee Salle.


Here numerous awards were really nothing more than getting employee of the month when she was a cashier. And her retirement is said to really be when she got fired for theft as a cashier and then later for embezzlement when she worked in the office.

And her other website Villagesofmatanzasshores.com was also created by Brian Salle to create fantasy propaganda about Karen Salle. Hey, if nobody else has anything nice to say about you, then get your husband to make up fake stuff about you. She worked at this condominium property many years ago but now created this website so she could brag about her fake accomplishments on a website that looked like it wasnt owned by them. But records show the Nassau Bahamas company that owns this domain traces directly back to Brian and Karen Salle. Its also rumored that they keep some of their millions of dollars of stolen money in the Bahamas and many other different Caribbean countries. So they create this fake website on August 6th and then just 4 days later the administrator of the website creates a glorified article about all the Home Owners Associations Karen Salle has sat on and how she is such a wonderful representative. Go read it for yourself and see what I mean. What a bunch of garbage, this is all their own words. And its the only comment by the administrator of the website and its on the main landing page of the website. How stupid are they? This doesnt even look real at all to anyone.

Its been posted on many websites that Brian Salle and Karen Salle use threats and intimidation to scare their victims into leaving them alone and letting Brian and Karen Salle get away with their thefts and dirty deeds by threatening their victims with big lawsuits.  Their belief is that even though their lawsuit is frivolous and completely without merit and that they dont stand a ghost of a chance of winning, it still does a good job of scaring and intimidating their victims. So many of their victims just give up and go away letting Brian Salle and Karen Salle once again get away with stealing and victimizing another innocent hard working nice person.

So I encourage everyone to not give up the fight. Dont let  this crime family win. They have cheated so many people and stolen millions and millions of dollars from so many innocent people that we must stand united to stop them from their own personal crime wave.

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Brian Spears Salle and Karen Salle continue their Scam Across America as they continue changing names of their companies and forming new ones every time their victims catch on to them and word spreads of their scams.

They haven't owned a boat in several months after their last one got seized by the sheriff's department right in the middle of another one of Brian Salle and Karen Salle's scams.  They charged big dollars for a wedding to be held on their 104' yacht named Islands Duo.  The problem is they were running from the law and it caught up with them in Key West, Florida during the wedding ceremony.

Both Brian Spears Salle and Karen Salle were escorted off the Islands Duo motor yacht during the wedding reception on the boat.  The sheriff's department allowed the wedding reception to continue so as not to further victimize the newlyweds, but since boat was unable to move under its own power, they never went on the sunset cruise the couple and all their wedding guests were promised that was to be included with the $10,000 price they paid in cash to Brian Spears Salle and Karen Salle to host their wedding.

The owner of the boat who Brian Spears Salle had stolen the boat from, had to spend over $30,000 to make the boat operable enough to motor it back to a boatyard in Fort Lauderdale Florida so it could be sold.

So now, Brian and Karen Salle, don't have a boat but that doesn't stop them from taking money from people offering them charters on their luxury yacht, and vacations in Key West for Fantasy Fest.

Here is their recent press release that Brian and Karen Salle submitted to all the newspapers and the associated press:

Karen Salle of M/Y Islands Duo, Inc

PRLog - Learn about Karen Salle and her work with My Islands Duo in Key West, Florida

Karen Salle is the Executive Vice President of Florida based yacht sales and charter company M/Y Islands Duo, Inc.

What is M/Y Islands Duo?

Karen And Brian Salle started up M/Y Islands Duo as a boutique yacht charter and fractional yacht sales company. This company is an extension of karen Salle's lifelong passion for the water and the sea with her husband of ten years, Brian Salle. Brian Salle is the managing partner and captain of the 104' Broward Motor yacht that serves as the charter yacht for this exciting enterprise.

M/Y Islands Duo (http://www.islandsduo.com) relocated to Key West in early 2011 where it now offers it's unique fractional ownership and custom yacht charters.

About M/Y Islands Duo:
M/Y Islands Duo is located in luxurious Key West where we offer dream vacations with fractional ownership on a classy Yacht. Visit us online at http://www.islandsduo.com


Keep in mind that they are sending this out and collecting deposits and selling fractional ownerships in their Islands Duo yacht when they don't even own a row-boat.

There is another thread in this forum titled:
Key West Yacht Charters, Karen Salle, Brian Salle Scam Couple promoting new business in Key West and Florida Key West, Florida that you can read if you search "Brian Salle" or "Karen Salle"

This highlights some of their newest scams they are doing to stay one step ahead of the law.  If you ruin your reputation with your own name, then just change your name.  If you ruin your company's reputation, then just form a new company with a new name.  When Brian Salle ruined his name in Baltimore Maryland and multiple cities in Ohio by selling Subway sandwich franchises that he didn't even own, for hundreds of thousands of dollars stealing millions and millions of dollars, then when Brian and Karen Salle ruin their name there, then they moved to Daytona Beach Florida , then when Brian and Karen Salle ruin their name there, then they moved to Fort Lauderdale Florida, then when Brian and Karen Salle ruin their name there, then they moved to Miami Florida, then when Brian and Karen Salle ruin their name there, then they moved to  Ormond Beach Florida, Palm Coast, St. Augustine, Flagler, Jacksonville and Key West, Florida.  And since they are running out of Florida cities to find more people to rip off, they have joined forces with an international real estate and yacht brokerage Engel & Voelkers to assist in marketing Key West as a charter yacht destination to European cliental where Karen Salle has placed her real estate license with them since they are unaware of her scamming illegal reputation.  This enables them to use the reputation of an international real estate company to give them credibility so they can steal from more people. 

This is what they filed in their bankruptcy report:

On February 16, 2011 the judge affirmed the companys plan to reorganize and brought the company out of bankruptcy. Key West Yacht Charters, Inc. is now a joint venture partner with the resurrected company, but Brian T. Salle will remain as President and CEO and is also the Vice President of the newly formed Key West Yacht Charters, Inc. Karen M. Salle will serve as the newly formed companys President. As part of the approved reorganization plan, the Salles will continue to manage both companies. Karen Salle has partnered with international real estate and yacht brokerage Engel & Voelkers to assist in marketing Key West as a charter yacht destination to European cliental.

Brian Salle said while the company is on firm financial footing, the economy is still tough. Hell know more about what the future holds after the first couple months in the yachts newly positioned home port location, in Key West FL.

The February 16th ruling will keep us going for another 10 years, Karen Salle said. God willing of course.

Key West Yacht Charters, Inc. specializes in price conscious private charters designed to fill a need in upscale yacht chartering that provides for an affordable alternative to those times past, of charters costing in excess of $25,000.00 weekly, for this type of vessel. Beginning this summer, Key West Yacht Charters, Inc. will be offering all inclusive charters beginning at $1,500 $2,000 per day.
They are truly experts at what they do, scamming everyone out of their last dime and always staying one step ahead of the law, using tricks in the legal system to avoid and delay being brought to justice, just long enough for them to escape and move to another town to rip off more trusting victims.

Help spread the word about these scamming con artists.  Post your experiences about them here in this forum and other forums you can find by googling their names. Their wrath is widespread and they hurt more and more innocent people every day they are free to commit their crimes.
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Brian and Karen at it Again

AUTHOR: ScrewedintheKeys - (United States of America)

Look! They never quit!!!!

Karen Salle| Key West Florida Real Estate .

She is not an employee this real estate company. This is another fake ad.

Karen had her case for FRAUD continued in Volusia County on August 3. She has another court date on 10/5. I sure hope they get this blood sucking slime off the streets along with her husband Brian Spears Salle and those brat criminal kids of theirs ASHLEE and DAVID Salle. That poor child that David uploaded will have a terrible life. Children's Services should investigate them too. Poor little thing. What a shame.

BRIAN SPEARS SALLE............Hopefully the FBI will haul him back to jail soon as well.
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#10 Consumer Comment

Back to Court

AUTHOR: SalleInformer - (United States of America)

On Karen's "attempt to defraud" and "passing bad checks" charges:


October 5th is the next docket sounding when she has to go to court.  If anyone has any other bad checks from them, PLEASE get them to local authorities so they can thicken  the case. 
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Karen at it again...

AUTHOR: SalleInformer - (United States of America)

Looks like this "press release" was taken down pretty quickly.  Someone must have notified them....

Karen Salle of M/Y Islands Duo, Inc | PRLog - PRLog Free Press ReleaseJul 24, 2011 Karen Salle of M/Y Islands Duo, Inc. Learn about Karen Salle and her work with My Islands Duo in Key West, Florida - PR11597642.

Now she's trying to get a good website to pop up when you google her name....

And finally, another attempt to trick the public....
This is a free website where ANYONE can post ANYTHING
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Spears to Salle..................

AUTHOR: rippedoffbysalle - (USA)

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The growing list of people that Brian and Karen Salle have scammed continues to grow. I was at a hotel party last night and met some people and heard about lots more that will travel any distance to testify against Brian Thomas Salle and Karen Marie Salle to help send them to prison where they belong. That is their full names. At least that is Brian's name AFTER he scammed so many people under his original REAL name of Brian Thomas Spears, that he had to change it! That's right, Brian Thomas Salle was originally named Brian Thomas Spears.

Here is a newspaper article about Brian Spears Salle. If you google Brian's previous scam name "Brian Spears Orlando Sentinal" you can find this article from1997 where he was wanted by the police for scamming over $1 Million from people in Florida and Maryland.


We know it's the same Brian because if you search Reunion.com for Brian Spears Salle you'll see that his name used to be Spears until he scammed so many people that he had to change it so he changed it to Salle. The Reunion site has photos of him and Karen at his 2006 30 year high school reunion. At least it does right now until he sees this forum and edits his Reunion profile to get rid of his profile that connects his two names.

We continue to collect lots of incriminating information against them to add to the charges already against Karen and to bring charges against Brian while the police still have Karen in their control.

And here is a photo that someone posted in another scamming website forum that tells what Brian and Karen Spears Salle are all about PERFECTLY! Karen's shirt says it all, "Addicted To F**king"... That's for sure... f**king you out of all your money!

Help protect more innocent people from getting ripped off by these to expert con-artists.

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This is a true scam

AUTHOR: rippedoffbysalle - (USA)

I and many of my friends have been ripped off by Karen and Brian Salle. I was a victim of their "fractional ownership" scheme. Several people that I know have been ripped off by them.

They have a new "deal" on Facebook and on Vacationrentals for renting the yacht and there is NO YACHT! They will take your money and run. Karen wants you to send her the money by wire transfer. They have many checking accounts and she is up on charges for passing bad paper. Do not deal with them.

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Karen Salle Arrested! Criminal Felony Scheming To Commit Organized Fraud

AUTHOR: Pamela - (USA)

Karen Salle was arrested May 24, 2011 in Flagler County on 2 Criminal Felony Charges.

#1 Passing worthless checks.

#2 Scheming to commit organized fraud.

She is currently out on bail. This is all public record but what is strange is that the entire report with Karen Salle's mug shot and everything were on the website www.Florida.Arrests.org and after only two days it was taken down and is no longer there. But if you google Karen Salle Mug Shot you can still find links to the missing page and other sites with her current mug shot and another one from a 2003 arrest.

I've confirmed that their boat has been seized by the federal marshals, but Karen Salle and Brian Salle still have their IslandsDuo.com website active and are still actively selling "Fractional ownership" (timeshares) on a yacht that they don't even own, continually scamming people out of more money even while she is out on bail!

Karen Salle is now using her real estate license in Key West Florida while Brian Salle uses his captain license and together they are a real scamming machine finding lots of super rich yacht-owning millionaires and people looking at million dollar homes in Key West Florida who they easily scam out of more millions even while Karen is out on bail.

And their Islands Duo Facebook page is still promoting and accepting deposits to charter the boat that they don't even own or have because the federal marshals seized it! AND they are still accepting reservations for $15, 000, paid in advance, to go to Key West Fantasy Fest in October 2011. I wonder how many $15, 000 payments they've already scammed people out of that think they're going on a vacation to Key West and when they arrive there will be no boat and only several other people standing on the dock that all got ripped off by this scamming Brian and Karen Salle couple. Hundreds of thousands of people go to Fantasy Fest, so it is easy for them to get 100 people to send them $15, 000 in advance so they can scam another $1, 500, 000.00.

You don't have to dig very deep to find someone they've scammed who is happy to tell you how they scammed them.  Here is more information I'd learned, and the aliases they use and the companies they form and own to continue their scamming success.

Brian and Karen Salle, Inc.

Brian Thomas Salle

B Thomas Salle

Karen Marie Salle

David A Salle

Ashlee Marie Salle

Jerome D Mitchell

Keith Kaplan

Islands Duo, Inc.

Islands Duo Yacht Charters

Key West Yacht Charters

Islands Elite Limousine, Inc.

Cedar Key Holdings, Inc.

Crab Key Holdings, Inc.

Alternative Air, Inc.

First Coast Funding, Inc.

Both Brian and Karen Salle have taken down their real estate web pages at KarenSalle.com and BrianSalle.com.  All these websites, aliases and companies are all registered to Brian Salle and Karen Salle's personal home address, (currently in foreclosure for not making payments for over 4 years) at 16

Tidewater Drive, Ormond Beach, Florida

I'm having difficulty uploading photos of Brian Salle and Karen Salle, (including Karen's arrest mug shot) that I've discovered, but you can see them both on Facebook by searching their names and you can see some of their stolen boats and yachts by searching Facebook for Islands Duo.  Put them as your

Facebook friend and see how fast until they start asking you for money.

If anyone has been victimized by this scamming couple's crime spree, and if you're too nervous to go public about it, please send your information or photos or documents or bounced checks or anything you have and any stories you can provide, send it to HelpFightCrime@yahoo.com and I will follow up and post it here.
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