man's identity has been unknown since at least 1996.
But in October 2002 CUFF members found him in the St.
Louis, MO area during their research to help two small
business owners who had been defrauded by him in a fraud
scheme in 1998. This former employee had stolen and
embezzled over $100,000 from them personally and from their
business. Yet amazingly, criminal charges had never been
issued by the police since the investigating detective had
given credibility to a forged "ownership"
agreement faxed to him by this man from another state six
months after he had disappeared with the money and
members showed the police in Missouri proof that he had used
another person's name and social security number to obtain
state ID's, bank accounts and vehicle registrations. When
the police asked him to provide his true identity, he
insisted that he was Walter Thomas Nemecek - the person he
had been masquerading as since at least 1996.
When the police showed him the evidence that he could not be
Walter Thomas Nemecek, he reluctantly admitted he wasn't,
but told the police that he didn't have to tell them who he was.
was arrested for lying to the police and taken
to the police precinct where he was fingerprinted.
Within a short time, he gave in to the inevitable and
revealed his true identity to be Joseph Dixon Acheson,
Jr. An NCIC search revealed an outstanding 1994
Florida warrant for his arrest for parole violation on
charges of Grand Theft, Uttering Forgery, Attempted Sale or
Purchase of Cocaine and Check Fraud.
criminal history search revealed that Mr. Acheson had been
in jail or prison at least five times since 1985 serving
time for 29 separate charges that included assault,
burglary, fraud, grand theft, grand theft auto, forgery,
drug use and resisting arrest.
When located, Mr. Acheson was found living with a man who
had an outstanding warrant in California for probation
violation for drug use. Both men had been unemployed
since December 2001.
remaining unserved time on Mr. Acheson's Florida
sentence is approximately seven years.
You can also view this criminal's current Florida charges
and data on the Florida
Department of Law Enforcement Web Site. Enter his
DC # 658767 to produce his record.
The real Walter Thomas Nemecek (See SS ID No. 113) has over
$10,000 (plus interest) in judgments against his name as a
result of the scheme that Mr. Acheson perpetrated on the
business owners. It is believed that he willingly gave
his ID to Mr. Acheson in 1996 in exchange for an "easy
life" of no work. Both of them claimed that he
was Mr. Acheson's cousin, "Chris Nemecek." When Mr.
Acheson disappeared out of state with the company's money
and property, he took Mr. Nemecek with him. However,
no one has seen him since the day he left. When
Mr. Nemecek is found and confronted with the judgments, it
should be interesting to see how he explains his
participation in the scheme to defraud the business owners
now that the truth about Mr. Acheson is known to the
police. The business owners are preparing the
necessary information to present to the police in order to
request that they reopen the charges for conspiracy to