Accused contractor has court hearing

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Accused contractor has court hearing BY KEYONNA SUMMERS FLORIDA TODAY Andrew Fernald, a Palm Bay man accused on several counts of hurricane shelter fraud and contracting without a license, has a court date ...

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Neil D Vero Beach

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Aug 29, 2007
 
The man ripped me and many others off and is trying to beat the charges by paying people off and blaming his criminal behavior on other employees and his own drug use!! The state, county and local politicians all have missed the boat in having protection in place against shutter fraud.He started this fraud in business over a decade ago and the State still allowed him to incorporate and the county gave him a business license without a background check!!! All were taken advantage right before hurricane season or when supplies of shutters were diminished due to the past hurricane seasons. Lock him up for ten years or more. I am a disabled veteran and all of us are on limited incomes.
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Oct 4, 2007
 
my husband and i were scammed by andrew fernald in 2006. i am still waiting to hear that he was in jail doing much deserved time. if anyone knows the results of his last court appereance please let me know.last comment i read in florida today was that he was really a nice guy and that was from a district attorney!is he for real??????????
David Spade

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Oct 20, 2007
 
This guy should be hung by his balls.
He's a f thief and a liar. He will get his just dues. Have fun in Jail jerk!!!
dime rock

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Mar 25, 2008
 
David Spade wrote:
This guy should be hung by his balls.
He's a f thief and a liar. He will get his just dues. Have fun in Jail jerk!!!
ok donnie we no it is you don't worry he can not bring you down on this one david spade as you mr spade as mr fernald's driver and smoking partner u got a lot of balls mr spade to throw your boss and friend under the bus like that mr.spade can u please send mr fernald some commisary $$$ u no how he like's his snack's 10 years is a long time for a man his age u must keep his energy level up so look out for your buddy mr.spasde
small change

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Mar 26, 2008
 
to neil d u did not do your homework on your contractor you hired so you deserved what you got people like you need to be burned the man has a drug problem and now you want him to go to prison for 10 years because of your stupidity do you really beleive that 10 years in prison will change this man. no chance in hell all prison is a place to go hang out gamble drink and get high. this man needs long term drug treatment andalong term half way house followed by probation don't cry now you freely handed this man a check without looking into his background so it is your fault u got burned you need to be more careful on who you give your money to blame yourself for being stupid if you do not like what i have to say you can write me back and i will prove to you that you are the blame of not recieving your shutters.
Fugitiveman

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Mar 26, 2008
 
To small change. I am the bondsman that went to NY to apprehend Mr. Fernald. Just to let you know Mr.Fernald does not have a drug problem he just loves drugs. He had been running from the law and myself for two months. During this time he had been living off his mother and girlfriend wating for the right chance to skip the country. A family member of Fernald put his house up for collateral on the bond that he jumped. Fernald did not care that the family member was a single parent with two young children, barley making it. While he was in NY he apparently took advantage of an 81 year old woman. I tracked this guy for two months and probably know more about him than his own mother. This quy is not a druggie he is a sociopath and leaves a bad taste in everyones mouth that he comes in contact with. During my two month investigation I cant say I met one person that had nice things to say about Mr. Fernald.I appologize I met one, his mother who he bilked of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Criminals feed my family and I dont agree with the system all the time but this guy has been doing this type of thing for years and years and never having to face any consiquence for his actions, which there are a long list of them.
Fernald jumped bond at sentencing thinking that he we be able to run forever. My opinion is that he needs to be punished for what he has done and he needs to take his lumps, treatment probation and halfway houses do less that prison. For twenty years Ive been either in law enforcement or the bail bond industry and never seen anyone come off of probation or out of rehab and say "Ill never go back on that again". On the other hand everyone that I have met always states that they wont go back to prison again. Not saying that some dont but a lot of them learn their lesson.
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Apr 18, 2008
 
are you people kidding me. this guy is scum i know him since 17 and deserves to be put in jail forever. he does have a drug problem, always did. i know him better then anyone,believe me he has ripped people off since he is 17 and his mothers has helped. and for you bailbondsmen what do you expect his mother to say, sure you love your children but even she has limits, i slo know her since 1975 and believe me she taught him, beware bailsbondmen
scum from birth

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Apr 30, 2008
 
he should be thrown into a trash compactor
Yodan

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Jun 3, 2008
 
To fugitiveman and byebyeandy.
Fugitiveman first, you also rip retired people off. You promised AF's mother that when you got AF that you would return her condo you took when AF fled. You lied, you didnít return it, so you are also a shit. Florida is FULL of dysfunctional crooks. Yes, some have titles and work for the state. You officials down there canít even get your presidential votes right. AND, that disfunctioning state should never have let AF run 5 or 8 scam businesses. Who is running things down there? AF is an uneducated shit, not even a high school grad, How did he get to open multiple businesses?

byebyeandy, you are a big lier. You dont know his mother. His mother never helped andy rip anyone off. AND, she didn't teach him to rip people off. Both you guys are full of shit. Both of you are pissed of because Andy got to you guys also.
yes, andy is the king of rip offs. Yes, andy does lots of drugs.

byebyeandy, you are a drug user also, if you know AF that long, you were most likey dealing drugs, and AF ripped you off. THAT, is his biggest rip off pattern. Making friend with drug dealers, and then ripping them off. That is why he mostly gets away with every thing. He stays under the radar bay ripping people off that are doing illegal shit, so they cant go after him. I'll bet there are many more shutter people that are not pressing charges because...they were doing insurance fraud. AF schmoozes them, lets them think he is helping them pull it off, and bang, he keeps the money for himself.
Iíve read all the articles. It says he ripped off $50,000 aprox., thatís peanuts in drug culture. You can bet there are hundreds of thousands of un-claimed fraud for the reason I stated above
byebyeandy, do you still sell drugs? Hope you learned your lesson. Stay away from drugs.
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Jul 5, 2008
 
listen idiot, no i dont do drugs, and i am not a liar but you do seem to know alot yourself about af, you are calling him andy and thats what his friends have called him. by the way i have never sold drugs. and how do you know about the mothers condo? that was not in the paper........seems you know more than your saying idiot but i guess you may be on drugs and you got ripped off......matter of fact i just talked to his mother last week and got her condo back so gee idiot what you have to say now
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Jul 5, 2008
 
oops i put the wrong name in you pissed me off druggie
AN EX FROM TEENAGE YEARS

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Apr 28, 2009
 
I am going to post this and I am sure the repsonses are going to be unreal...I knew Andy when he was just 16 and his life has probably brought him to where he wound up now. His mom was a single mom who was raising 3 sons and struggling and it was a struggle for Andy. I knew his mom and I can remember how rough those time were. I am not making excuses or trying to say that what he has done is not criminal, but what I am saying is that after all his life struggling and watching his mom struggle he probably decided that there would be no more struggling and unfortunetly because he obviously had some sort of drug issues the money was going in the wrong direction. He needs rehab help and I realize that people change but from what I remember of him this is killing him being locked up like this and while yes he deserves some sort of punishment for what he has done to innocent people the idea of all of this is to rehabilitate not anything less... He is not a murderer and deserves a chance to redeem. We were together for sometime as teens and he would have given the shirt off his back for you at that time or at least that was how it was with me. I am so sad to see him in this position it is a shame what he has come to, he was a good kid....
Chic1

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Feb 14, 2010
 
To Ex from teenage years:

If you were dating him back then, then I probably know you. You see - I went all through school with this man. He was always in trouble and always doing something to get himself into trouble. I do have to say, he was nice to me because he liked me until I told him NO, I would not go to a concert with him. Then he was nasty towards me, probably out of hurt. Years later, I met up with again through mutual friends in South Florida. He attacked his girlfriend and was very abusive towards her. He took off. I never saw him again.

I hope he stands up for what he did and admits what he did and moves forward with his life. As for his mom, I feel sorry for her. It is her son, what mother will say bad things about their kid? None that I know of.

Andy needs to get it together, do the time and move on. Life is way too short for this kind of behavior and let's face it, Andy is not getting any younger. He is in his 50's now and he is really too old for this sort of life.
EX FROM TEENAGE YEARS

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Feb 14, 2010
 
NOT SURE I KNOW YOU. DID YOU GO TO SCHOOL WITH HIM IN LONG ISLAND? BEEN IN CONTACT WITH HIM RECENTLY AND ALTHOUGH THE THEORY IS A LEOPARD DOES NOT CHANGE HIS SPOTS WHO KNOWS. HE SEEMS TO BE A BIT DIFFERENT AND JUST MAYBE THIS HAS TAUGHT HIM A LESSON IF WHAT YOU ARE SAYING IS SO. I HAD NO IDEA ABOUT THE ABUSIVE PART TO A GIRLFRIEND SO THAT IS OUT OF MY LEAGUE. HOW OLD WAS HE WHEN YOU WERE DATING HIM OR WHENEVER YOU WERE FRIENDLY WITH HIM? I WAS DATING HIM WHEN WE BOTH WERE 16. I PROBABLY HAVE HEARD YOUR NAME JUST NOT FAMILIAR WITH THE CHIC NAME YOU ARE USING HERE.
Andrew

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Feb 25, 2010
 
Hey guys, listen I am sorry. Not all of the shutters were installed incorrectly, just the ones my employees (who have since been fired) installed. I assure you that I will go through all my records to find out which ones were improperly installed and give you a coupon that you can use at a later time to have them corrected. Once again sorry.
EX FROM TEENAGE YEARS

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Feb 25, 2010
 
BIG ANDREW OR LITTLE ANDREW???? Allison
lil a

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Nov 3, 2010
 
My dad isn't a good person that's all there is to it. There was a point where I heard he tried blaming it all on me now that's just silly. He's saying he'll but up your shutters lmao don't hold your breath. I'm not using some gay handle to hide my identity because I speak the truth. He beat my mom when we were kids that's why we flee'd to FL. As u can see he has a history of it and I'm sure people will say I worked for him, yes I did but when complaints started coming in and I put it all together I caught him smoking crack in the office and I left that day. Just ask his 2nd wife she knows and seen it all. There it is, take it how it is.
the real truth

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Nov 3, 2010
 
lil a is also a scammer and drug addict he was baker acted in the middle of all of this controversy meaning the state of florida deemed him clinically insane...he was also stealing money and forging checks his new company is optimization unlimited do not do business with them. do your research people
lil a

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#21
Nov 4, 2010
 
wow tony scared to put your real name on here and actually everyone i own two company's not just optimization unlimited and if you do your research and call my clients you'll find they've all got what they have paid for. Tough part is having to use my middle name all the time so no one confuses me with a scammer. if you ever want you can email me privately and i will give you lists of names of happy clients. My company has been in business for over 3 years. Tone, you wonder why your lil brother doesnt want to talk to you lol look how you talk about everyone so negatively its comical get a grip kid. It also amuses that you were just telling me dad was a peice of shit writing you mean letters from jail because you didnt buy him books or some BS. Doesnt matter im not the one the entire family wont allow in there house because of drugs. Yea i experimented with drugs in college people wowwwww who didnt and thats not what this blogs about kid go beat up a chic like your daddy. ill see you at moms for thanksgiving and we'll see what you have to say then. :)
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Nov 4, 2010
 
BAKER ACTED THAT MEANS YOU WERE A CLINCALLY INSANE DRUG ADDICT GUY THATS LEGAL BY THE STATE OF FLORIDA WAYYYY AFTER COLLEGE. MEANWHILE YOUR TYPING AFTER SHOOTING A ROXY AND GETTING A BLOOD CLOT AT 30YEARS OLD LOL HOW LONG YOU BEEN INJECTING HERION???? NOT HEAR SAY LIKE OUT OF YOUR MOUTH SOMEONE UNTRUSTWORTHY AND MEANINGLESS WHOS ALSO A TWO FACED RAT(YES I SEEN YOUR NAME ON THE WITNESS LIST). WHICH ALSO EXPLAINS THE FAMILY PART LOL. I DONT TALK ABOUT ANYONE NEGATIVE EXCEPT YOU BECAUSE THATS WHAT YOU ARE. WOW 30 YEARS AND YOUR FINALLY AROUND IN THE FAMILYS HOUSE AND IT TOOK LIES, DECEIT AND BACKSTABBING TO GET THERE LOL CONGRATS. I GUESS I WILL HAVE TO WESTERN UNION YOU GAS MONEY TO GET THERE? LOL (YES I HAVE THAT PAPER WORK ALSO)SO DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING BESIDES YOUR BIG FAKE MOUTH TO BACK UP ANYTHING? I CAN GO ON AND ON ALL DAY BUT YOUR SIMPLY NOT WORTH MY TIME ANYONE WHO I CARE ABOUT AND KNOWS US KNOWS THE TRUTH AND THAT MAKES ME HAPPY ENOUGH.

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