In 2000, a woman named Brigitte Marier is arrested in Florida for, in legal terms, “theft, uttering forged instrument, and grand theft,” which means she stole money, possibly by passing a forged check.
A year later, she’s in Colorado Springs, Colorado, waitressing at a Denny’s restaurant and calling herself Brigitte Cleroux. She meets a man named Brian Andrews and gets pregnant. His mom helps her get a job as a nurse. But she doesn’t have the required education or license, and is caught and arrested. She convinces the judge she has business in Florida and promises she’ll be back.
She never returns.
While in Florida, Brigitte Marier is charged with having a false ID and possessing blank prescription forms.
In 2002, she has a daughter.
She marries a man named Mario.
In 2006, she’s in Canada, and is arrested, fined and sentenced to six months in jail for impersonating a nurse at a hospital.
She befriends a family named Fournier, who move into her house. When the Fournier’s move out, they leave lots of their stuff in Brigitte Marier’s basement.
When they send someone to pick it up, it’s gone.
She steals the Fournier name to get a temporary ID card, and goes to work as a nurse by forging a nurse’s permit.
She leaves her nursing job and begins working as a teacher. She’s liked by students and staff. The only problem is her frequent absences. She tells them she has to leave a lot because she has skin cancer.
She doesn’t have skin cancer. During her absences, she’s starting a hair salon.
In 2009, Brigitte Marier and a woman named Cheryl open a hair salon. But when Cheryl goes to get her kids from school one day, the principal shows her something on his computer – mug shots of Brigitte Marier. He tells her she’s not a schoolteacher, not a nurse, doesn’t have a license to be a hairdresser…
She’s fired as a teacher. The hair salon closes.
Marier and her husband and daughter move out of their rental home, owing three months back rent.
Police say she’s been arrested again.
As of 2012, she's about 40 years old. There’s no word on exactly where she is right now.
- A decade of deception; Staff at a Calgary school were not the first to be fooled by an alleged string of cons and false identities that police across North America have linked to Brigitte Marier, Calgary Herald>>
- Woman's bogus credentials got her teaching, nursing jobs, The Star Phoenix>>