Authnel Anthony McPhie is wanted for his alleged involvement in investment fraud from approximately June of 2011 to approximately January of 2012 in Osceola County, Florida, and elsewhere.
McPhie allegedly solicited investments totaling approximately $125,000 from approximately 15 investors in the United Kingdom and the United States for the purported purpose of investing in gold and silver bullion. He solicited these investments while employed at a financial services company that sold investments in precious metals located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Unknown to that company, McPhie allegedly directed investor funds to accounts he controlled. Those accounts were in the names of United Clearing Solutions ("UCS") and Earnsure Advisory Services ("Earnsure"), for which McPhie was a signor. McPhie allegedly falsely represented that UCS was the monitoring company that his employer used to receive wire transfers, and that Earnsure was the company that held precious metals for the investments. McPhie would then allegedly use the funds in the UCS and Earnsure accounts for his own benefit.
On January 6, 2016, a federal arrest warrant was issued in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida for McPhie, charging him with wire fraud and mail fraud.
Additionally, McPhie is wanted by the United States Postal Inspection Service for his alleged involvement in a timeshare sale fraud scheme from approximately August of 2010 through approximately March of 2011 in Orange and Osceola Counties, Florida, and elsewhere.
On December 3, 2015, a federal arrest warrant was issued in the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division, for McPhie, charging him with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and mail fraud, wire fraud, and mail fraud.
McPhie has made comments to associates about not wanting to go back to jail.