Orlando man wanted in Ormond Beach timeshare resale scheme

Authorities ask for public's help in search for man

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The Florida Department of Law Enforcement in Daytona Beach is searching for Harold Douglas Blue, 54, as a warrant has been issued for his arrest on charges of organized scheme to defraud.

Blue defrauded multiple victims through a timeshare resale scheme while previously employed by Marketing Direct Timeshare Services, LLC, in Ormond Beach, according to deputies. He also defrauded victims through his own company, Blue Chip Marketing.

According to the investigation, Blue told people who wanted to sell their timeshare properties that he had a "prequalified buyer" to buy their timeshare when he did not. He would then have the sellers sign a listing contract and then charge them closing costs for the fake sale. This false "closing cost" was typically between $400 and $800m, according to the report.

Authorities said Blue frequents the Beach Haven Motel, located at 2115 South Beach Ave., Daytona Beach Shores and 137 Central Golden Eye Drive (Pelican Bay), Daytona Beach. His home address is unknown.

Blue maybe driving  a 1994 white, Buick Park Avenue, four-door sedan with a Florida tag, number AKAM46, owned by his girlfriend, Dale Bellamy. He was recently seen driving this vehicle in the areas around Palmetto Avenue and South Ridgewood Avenue, south of International Speedway Boulevard.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Harold Blue should contact Special Agent Josh Mead at (386) 274-3829.

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