Via Crime Watch Daily: A serial con man has set himself up in Florida as the pastor of an LGBT church, one that is seeking donations to help gay couples as they contemplate marriage.
According to WKMG:
Using aliases such as Larry Powell and Anthony Zamora, [Michael Anthony] Nelson has convinced people that he was a banker, a lawyer, and a business consultant, court records show.
In each of those cases, federal prosecutors said Nelson was operating elaborate scams that defrauded people, businesses, and churches out of more than $1.5 million.
Nelson has spent more than 15 of the last 17 years in federal prison for bank fraud, mail fraud, computer fraud, money laundering and identity theft.
Now, a News 6 investigation reveals that Nelson has reinvented himself yet again: this time as a televangelist and pastor of an online church based in Central Florida.
Nelson does not come off as credible in a video interview with Orlando's WKMG. The affiliate was able to show that images on his site purporting to be of his church or of him speaking to congregants are, well, not: