UPDATE: Irvine's Ken Niedziela, the Veterinary Practice News news editor, emailed the Weekly Tuesday to say he wrote the Escape Alert story and contacted Karen Zaxton after seeing our post. "Karen confirmed that she is Karen Hanover," Niedziela writes. "She also said she was resigning her position with Escape Alert effective today to avoid hurting the company. She insisted that Escape Alert is a legitimate company and potential product. She said she would have CEO Wayne Norris contact me. She also said the Kickstarter campaign was delayed."
A crowdfunding campaign launches today for a fledgling company that is hawking veterinarian-implanted microchips that would use GPS to track lost pets.
|Photo courtesy of Karen Hanover|
|Karen Elaine Hanover|
Sweet. But what's so interesting about that? Well, the domain for the Escape Alert device is owned by Karen Hanover of West Hills and the email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Karen Hanover of Seal Beach and email@example.com signed a plea agreement in federal court in Santa Ana this past March stating that she bilked 48 people out of $1,437,091.36 through get-rich-via-real-estate seminars across the country.More »