Palm Harbor businessman at center of dubious investment deals arrested

Palm Harbor businessman at center of dubious investment deals arrested (Image 1)

Rob Fletcher, a Palm Harbor businessman who pitches get-rich-quick business deals, has just been arrested for scheme to defraud, a first-degree felony. He’s in the Pinellas jail Friday under $500,000 bond. 

8 On Your Side has been investigating him for more than a month based on numerous allegations by investors that he takes thousands of dollars of their money and fails to return any of it. We uncovered numerous examples of Fletcher writing bad checks in the amount of $10,000 or more.

His victims range from neighbors, to fellow parents at the school’s son attends, to people he meets on the job while running his company Artistic Landscape Design. 

Deputies arrived at his home around 530 Friday night to arrest him. Fletcher was home with his teenage son when they took him away in handcuffs. Fletcher had begun moving out of his house earlier in the day under the threat of eviction by his landlord. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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