ALBANY — A Delmar man was arrested in Connecticut for failing to pay $246,000 in child support, according to Sheriff Craig Apple.
Apple, on Thursday, Nov. 22, called 56-year-old Patrick M. Walsh a “career con artist” with a “long history of scheming individuals out of money in the Capital District.”
Walsh fled the Albany area, Apple said, and was located by his investigators in Southbury, Connecticut. He was arrested by Connecticut State Police as a fugitive from justice and extradited to New York to face charges outlined in a warrant by the Albany County Family Court and other local agencies, according to Apple.
Walsh, a former investigator with the state racing and Wagering Board, was sentenced to two to five years in prison for selling $2,625 worth of Super Bowl tickets he never delivered, according to a 2010 Times Union article.
And in 2012, going by the name of Patrick Love, he scammed several people out of about $9,000 for selling fake repossession licenses, appliances that were never delivered and once took $9,000 but never handed over the promised 2009 Ford Mustang convertible.
Earlier this year, he was arrested for selling $5,300 worth of furniture that were, as per his MO, never delivered. He faces grand larceny and scheme to defraud felonies and is looking at seven years in prison, according to the Times Union.
He is currently in the Albany County jail without bail.