SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The family of John Nelson Beck of Alameda, who went missing in Oakland last week, posted flyers along the coast and a video on Facebook in an effort to locate the 73-year-old man who owed the government millions.
“He had so much love in his life,” Beck’s daughter, Laura, told KPIX.READ MORE: San Francisco Opens Up COVID-19 Vaccinations To Teachers, Child Care, Food Service Workers
His daughter says Beck was supposed to see his lawyer last Tuesday. Instead, he did a Google search for public transportation to Lands End in San Francisco.READ MORE: Tiger Woods Faces Long Road To Recovery From Crash Injuries
For years, Beck’s infomercials pushing “John Beck’s Free & Clear Real Estate System,” were a staple of late night TV. He claimed you could get rich buying houses for almost nothing. The Federal Trade commission said those claims were fraudulent and a U.S. Central California court in Los Angeles ordered him to pay nearly $113 million.
Beck’s family told KPIX they believe John is in trouble and is not in hiding.MORE NEWS: Alcohol Involved in High-Speed Crash That Killed Woman In Pleasanton
Anyone with information should call Alameda police at (510) 337-8340.