Saturday, August 27, 2005

Out Of Business

Karla Homolka's boss at the hardware store she was clerking at has been forced to close up shop, sending chills down the spines of franchisees and chain store managers everywhere:

Karla Homolka's former boss is paying the price for his 15 minutes of fame.

Earlier this week, Richer Lapointe announced that Homolka had worked at his hardware store and that he was planning to move to her hometown, St. Catharines, Ont.

On Friday, however, Rona Inc. said it was closing down Lapointe's store in a Montreal suburb and added he wouldn't be relocating to a Rona store in St. Catharines.

"We're certainly trying to prevent getting dragged into this," Daniel Larouche told The Globe and Mail.

The home improvement giant doesn't want its business to be hurt by the negative publicity surrounding Homolka and the store, he said.

I'm wondering if Lapointe wasn't looking for something more than a quick buck off his Homolka tapes. Moving to her hometown suggests he was having more than just an employment relationship with her.

Source: CTV

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