Man allegedly scamming soldiers

September 22, 2009 7:00:23 PM PDT
Fayetteville police are warning citizens and the military community about a man committing fraudulent activities.Detectives said 43-year-old Nathaniel Lee Walker has been scamming victims out of thousands of dollars since October 2008.

Police said Walker's most common method of operation is to advise his victims that he has an investment opportunity for them, usually in the real estate market. Convinced of a quick return on their investment, the victims write him a check he immediately cashes. When the victims ask for a return on their investment, Walker writes them a fraudulent check.

Walker, a retired Warrant Officer with the U.S. Army, has access to soldiers on Fort Bragg. So far, all of his victims have been active military or associated with the military.

Walker owns and operates Education Consulting Advisors on Cliffdale Road, and he was also a previously licensed real estate agent under the Rosewood Real Estate Company.

He is wanted on four arrest warrants for felony worthless checks.

Walker turned himself in on Sept. 15, but was released the same evening on an unsecured bond.

Since then, three additional warrants for arrest have been issued and additional cases are pending.

Walker is currently on the bank alert list.

Anyone having any information on Nathaniel Lee Walker, or to report financial fraud, is urged to call Detective Jennifer Kelly at (910) 433-1856.

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