Wanted Michigan Man Caught in Lakewood Ranch
Scott Allen Northey, also known as Vincent Nardoni, was wanted by the F.B.I. and had active warrants out for his arrest, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office. The charges stem from when he was set to appear Feb. 29 in U.S. District Court in
A Michigan man on the run from the law on bank fraud is behind bars again following his arrest in Lakewood Ranch Thursday.
Scott Allen Northey, also known as Vincent Nardoni, was wanted by the F.B.I. and had active warrants out for his arrest, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office. The charges stem from when he was set to appear Feb. 29 in U.S. District Court in Michigan for bank fraud.
Northey had conned Elite Cheer of Michigan, based in Chesterfield Township, Michigan, in suburban Detroit out of $500,000, according to Click on Detroit.com.
Lea Hebert, owner of Elite Cheer, told Click on Detroit that Northey had promised to help build a new cheer facility for the group:
"Northey convinced the Heberts to go with him as the contractor for the new facility. The Heberts took out a $500,000 loan, borrowed from family, and threw in their kid's college savings and their retirement fund.
"It came out of my husband's 401k, our home equity line of credit. We maxed out our home. My husband's father passed away and we used his entire inheritance," said Hebert.
Elite Cheer was all-in. The future of the girl's cheer program looked bright with eager kids, top teachers and a new building under construction. Then, Hebert discovered a lien on her property.
"As soon as I got the lien, the lien slapped on me, my heart sank. I felt like there was something majorly wrong," Hebert said.
She immediately called Vince Nardoni. He didn't answer.
"He stopped returning my calls," she said.
When Northey came to Florida, he used business names such as Finale Construction and Capital Liquidation/Closeouts and people on Ripoff Report.com claimed they weren't paid by him.
Northey was taken into custody by federal marshals with assitance by the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office without incident Thursday just after 6 p.m., at a home on Rivers Bluff Circle in Lakewood Ranch. Northey is also wanted in Sarasota County for violation of probation stemming from a 2010 case in which he defrauded M&I bank of nearly $30,000, according to the sheriff's office.
Northey has an extensive multi-state felony criminal history dating back to 1988 for check fraud and wire fraud.