Naples locksmith accused of pocketing money in fraudulent scheme
COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — A Naples locksmith is facing charges for allegedly pocketing money from customers and failing to report work, authorities said.
Addison Gorman, 35, was arrested Tuesday after an investigation found he was defrauding his employer BB Locksmith, according to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office.
Investigators said Gorman had worked for the company for a year and four months. Landlords discovered the 35-year-old was answering after-hours calls in November 2021 and convincing customers to pay cash, according to an arrest report.
As part of the scheme, Gorman offered customers a discount if they paid cash, then pocketed the money and did not report that the work had been done.
The scam was uncovered after investigators listened to calls that were routed to Gorman’s cell phone and discovered at least nine Gorman accounts offering to do “off the books” work.
Clients confirmed to investigators that they had not received receipts for services rendered.
Timesheets and GPS on a work van showed Gorman responding to after-hours “lockdown” calls and then failing to report the company.
Gorman defrauded the business out of at least $1,340, but the owners believe there was more, according to court records.
The 35-year-old faces charges of fraud and robbery.
He was taken to the Collier County Jail.