Transfer America reports on a woman who was finally arrested after being accused of defrauding multiple people in a timeshare restitution scam. The scam was based in Delray Beach and more than 70 timeshare owners claimed to have fallen for this woman’s scheme. Josphine Walker, a 30-year-old woman, already had a warrant for grand theft and money laundering. The pursuit of this woman began back in August when several timeshare owners complained about two unlicensed companies participating in a timeshare resale fraud. Gerald William Clarke, the owner of the two companies Delta Corp. and G. William Clarke, was arrested in March. However, during the investigation of these two companies, authorities discovered another company, Restitution Advocacy Bureau LLC. The manager of this company according to Florida Department of State’s Division of Corporations was Josphine Walker.
After investigating further, it was determined that the company purchased “leads” in which telemarketers used to call their timeshare victims. There were about twenty telemarketers that continuously called timeshare owners claiming that they were from the Attorney General’s office. Each telemarketer then asked for fees ranging from $400 to $4000 stating that it was being used for court and filing fees. More than 170 timeshare owners mailed checks to the company which equaled up to $140,000. Once these owners realized that the company was not what they claimed they began filing complaints.
Once the authorities obtained a warrant, they seized all databases and burner phones from the company. In the computers they found bank statements showing Walker paying telemarketers $78,000 while she received $11,000. Walker now faces 65 counts of grand theft and 7 counts of theft. She will remain in Palm Beach County Jail until her trial.