Update: October 1, 2017
Scott Edward Nelson was found in Jacksonville Florida.
READ THE STORY HERE.
Why is this guy even on the streets? Bank robbery alone should have kept him behind bars for 20 years!
Kidnapping? Another 10. These crimes aren’t misdemeanors.
This is such a sad story. She did nothing to deserve this. Please share this guy’s photo and let’s get him found. He needs to be held accountable. Being that he’s homeless she’s possibly just a kind hearted lady who was just trying to help. This con artist was also wearing that t-shirt 32789 which is the zip code where she worked, which would obviously make him appear local and safe.
So basically this was about money.
Also how did he get access to her debit card and PIN? The purse was found inside her employers home. Did he know her? Did he do odd jobs for the homeowner? Why her? Yes there are random things that take place like this, but this obviously was either premeditated or a robbery gone wrong. $300.00 dollars won’t get you far. And if that’s all he took from her bank account, he’ll be caught in no time. He’s not very Smart. He abandoned the vehicle less than 10 miles away. Why I’m thinking this? He’s homeless and has to walk everywhere he goes. Do I think he’s still in the area? Yes because $300.00 gets you nowhere, at least not to evade capture. If he wanted to escape he’d have to steal another car.
Also aren’t you wondering about how he got to her? The back story to this can only be told by him.
Courtesy of Orlando Sentinel
Fulford, 56, went missing Sept. 27. Authorities say they are still searching for a person of interest seen accessing Fulford’s bank account through an ATM with her bank card. Deal identified the man as Scott Edward Nelson, 53, at a press conference Saturday afternoon.
“It is certainly random and doesn’t occur every day here in Winter Park, but this obviously is a dangerous individual,” Deal said Saturday. Nelson is a transient with no known address, police said. The police chief said he is not believed to be in the immediate area.
Fulford disappeared under “suspicious” circumstances Wednesday. She was last seen shortly before noon at a Winter Park home she worked at, police said.
Deal said Fulford’s family is “very shaken.”
Sara Brady, a spokeswoman for Fulford’s employer Reid Berman, said she worked as a nanny for seven years. She said the family said the event “has shocked all of us to the core.” “Jennifer was kind and loving,” the statement said. “She cared for her family deeply as she did ours. We will miss her and simply have no words to describe this loss and our grief.”
Crimeline is offering up to $20,000 for information that leads information about Nelson.
Tips should be submitted to Crimeline at 1-800-423-8477 or online at www.crimeline.org.
Nelson has an extensive criminal history including kidnapping, assault ,substance abuse and bank robbery, according to federal court records.
He was on supervised release for a 2010 bank robbery in Daytona Beach for which he served five years in prison. Nelson told investigators he planned the robbery during a previous federal prison stint, according to federal documents.
A judge in the robbery case found that Nelson had a history of violence and lengthy history of mental illness and substance abuse, according to federal documents.
The federal prosecutor in the case, Robert Bodnar, urged the judge to sentence him to the maximum allotted sentence.
“Mr. Nelson is a very dangerous man,” Bodnar said. “Society must be protected from him.”
According to federal court records, Nelson has served prison sentences for two robberies—one in Vermont in 1994, and one in Daytona Beach in 2010.
Nelson attacked his father and forced him to rob a Vermont bank in 1994, federal records show.