Thursday, October 21, 2021

Charde & Duquet Accused of $6M Scheme

Synopsis of Investigation

On January 15, 2019, real estate agent Allen Roy Duquet was arrested at his home located in Naples, Collier County, Florida and charged with a Scheme to Defraud, Grandtheft, and a violation of the Florida Money Laundering Act. These charges involved stealing $300,000 from Kathleen Finnegan Aimino during a real estate transaction in Charlotte County, Florida. In addition, Kathleen Finnegan Aimino lost another $100,000 when Allen Duquet failed to return her investment money from their Oneir Sales and Rentals Commission Resources Program, which this investigation has shown to be nothing more than a Ponzi scheme.

Allen Duquet remains incarcerated at the Charlotte County jail on a $300,000 bond. Joseph Charde, the Broker for Allen Duquet, was not charged with a crime at that time. On this date, a Capias request is being sought to arrest Joe Charde and add additional charges to Allen Duquet.

Including the arrest of Allen Duquet, Investigators have identified twenty-five victims claiming to have been victimized by Joseph Charde and Allen Duquet. Seven victims presented sales contract offers to purchase a residence located at 2755 Cecil Road in Naples, Florida. The home is owned by Raymond and Kerry Parascando. Allen Duquet never presented these offers to the homeowners, he just kept the buyers deposit escrow money. The approximate amount of money stolen by Mr. Duquet from these transactions total $282,750.00. Joseph Charde was specifically involved with three of these individuals.

Ten confirmed clients belonging to Allen Duquet and Joe Charde invested into their Commission Resource Program. These investors lost approximately $1.9 million in this Ponzi scheme. With the assistance of realtor Allen Duquet, the remaining victims presented sales contracts to purchase residential or commercial properties in the Naples and Marco Island area‘s of Collier County and in the area of Punta Gorda, Charlotte County, Florida. Mr. Duquet surrounded these transactions with a web of lies and downright just stole their approximate $3.8 million dollars.


Information from the Affidavit For a Capais. Please check back for further updates.

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