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  1. Jacqueine
    February 13, 2016 @ 10:13 pm

    She isn’t an agent!! This family claims to be anything. All lies, lies, lies
    lies, lies, lies
    lies, lies, lies
    lies, lies, lies
    lies, lies, lies
    and more lies

  2. clair
    February 14, 2016 @ 10:12 am

    Alan.. 18 marriages??

  3. Elle Draper
    February 15, 2016 @ 11:41 am

    We used 18 because it’s obviously a joke ;)
    E x

  4. Judge Caroline
    December 13, 2016 @ 1:01 pm

    they have done the same trick in the region of Alicante (Catral, Elche) 2010/2011
    we have hunted them and finally gor our deposit back, that time they rented a house in Mierlo Holland. Anna claimed that it was the house of her grandmother who passed away but that was a lie
    They also took a 16 year old girl who acted as au pair with them to the Netherlands, the girl’s mother was heart broken, I have passed on all info I had to her so that she could file charges against this two so very bad people

  5. John vd Berg
    January 8, 2017 @ 11:39 pm

    Annika Thomas they are bad people. They have done this in Holland also. Thomas and his father cheat on me badly in France. It is not strange they go further. They are as Bonnie and Clide. They both evil. Don’t blame just one. Don’t make this mistake and search them both. After all the years I have gave up to find them. They are as ghosts. You think you have them and they are gone again.

  6. P.N.
    May 23, 2017 @ 2:03 pm

    Hallo John,
    Deze mensen wonen hier bin mij om de hoek in Schoonebeek (Drenthe)
    Binnenkort zullen ze ook te zien zijn in Stegeman op de bres.

  7. Jacqueline
    July 12, 2017 @ 6:15 pm

    Hoi P.N., weet jij wanneer dit uitgezonden wordt en wonen ze nog steeds in Schoonebeek? Zal wel niet he? Ze moeten steeds op de vlucht. Ook al hebben ze veel geld bij elkaar gestolen, lijkt me geen leven om steeds maar over je schouder te moeten kijken, maar ja, dit soort oplichters interesseert echt helemaal niks. Ze hebben zelfs mensen in Spanje het ziekenhuis in gereden en gewoon doorrijden. Walgelijk gewoon! Het wordt tijd dat ze eens goed te grazen worden genomen en ook alles aan de mensen moeten terugbetalen!!!!

  8. Poeki
    September 3, 2017 @ 10:36 pm

    Its the idiot dutch coverment who give people like these the chance to this kind of thing and get away with this!!! Yes today it was on the dutch telvision. Sbs6 undercover…..and the police does not do anything! Bec. The law does not do anything!! Holland is a paridise for criminals!

  9. Kpe koolmees
    September 3, 2017 @ 11:27 pm

    De tv aflening was net op tv hier in Nederland. Honden in beslag genomen auto. Huurbaas is/was bezig met uinzetting via de rechter in maart. Moest nog aangevraagd worden gaat zo ie zo 2 maanden overheen dan pas voor de rechter dus ze zou nog wel in schoonebeek in Drenthe te Nederland wonen. Het kan.

  10. Akkemie
    September 4, 2017 @ 1:30 am

    3 september was deze gek in een uitzending op de Nederlandse tv SBS6

  11. IB
    September 4, 2017 @ 10:08 am

    De uitzending was gisteren Jacqueline! Ze heeft een hondenpension opgelicht door honden daar te plaatsen en niet te betalen.

  12. henk
    September 4, 2017 @ 4:23 pm

  13. Ferry De boer
    September 4, 2017 @ 10:00 pm

    Als de nederlandse wet niks kan doen kunnen ze haar dan niet uitleveren aan spanje?

  14. Alan Gandy
    September 7, 2017 @ 9:32 am

    Attempts are being made to get a European Arrest Warrant

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