Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.
Michaël Vincent was convicted of a series of scams. He organized coach trips to Eurodisney or the Cologne Christmas market. His prices were attractive and many trusted him, hoping to put glitter in their children’s eyes. They bitterly regretted it. The trips never happened: the crook just wanted to pocket the money.
Thirty victims came before the Charleroi Criminal Court to assert their rights. Fathers and mothers from Charleroi, the Center region, Mons or Philippeville. All with the same story and the same disillusionment: they had planned to take their children to Eurodisney, they had trusted Michaël Vincent and the Zélir trips, they had paid for their tickets and found themselves stuck in the water, sometimes the day before departure!
Michaël Vincent embarked on organized leisure trips in 2015: Disney, the Cologne Christmas market… Then, in 2019, he professionalized his offer by creating “Voyages Zélir” and a website that throws it in.
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