DeFuniak Springs, Fla— It’s like the plot from the movie “Catch Me If You Can” except in this film we WILL catch the antagonist.
Wanted and arrested in multiple states, Joseph Donald Baxter, 32, is being heavily pursued by the Walton County Sheriff’s Office as a suspect in numerous fraud investigations in our county and surrounding counties.
An absconder from the Department of Corrections for violation of probation, Baxter is also wanted out of Bay County for failure to appear on an original charge of violation of probation. Baxter also has unverified warrants out of Georgia. He’s been accused of writing false checks, fraud, grand theft, and more. It should also be of note that he sometimes uses the alias Tyler Love.
Baxter has defrauded several people out of large amounts of money. One of his schemes allegedly includes posing as a mortgage broker in Georgia. A group of those he victimized even created their own Facebook page (See link below).
“His charades have gone on long enough,” said Sheriff Michael Adkinson. “This guy needs to be put behind bars and we are going to put him there.”
Walton County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in apprehending Baxter. If you or anyone you know has information on the whereabouts of Joseph Donald Baxter contact WCSO at (850)-892-8111 and ask for the Investigators Bureau.