Albert Walker

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Albert Walker
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Full Name: Albert Johnson Walker
Alias: The Rolex Killer
David W. Davis
Ronald Joseph Platt
David Sibindi
Origin: Paris, Ontario, Canada
Occupation: Mortgage broker
Financier
Crimes: Murder
Embezzlement
Fraud
Theft
Money laundering
Identity theft
Misogyny
Corruption
Type of Villain: Con Artist

Albert Johnson Walker (born 1946), also known as "the Rolex Killer", is a Canadian man who is serving life imprisonment for embezzlement and murder. He is noted for having murdered an Englishman named Ronald Platt whose identity he had assumed and for posing with his daughter as husband and wife.

Biography

Originally from Paris, Ontario, Walker was a high school drop-out. After doing numerous odd jobs, he was eventually hired as a bank teller for a trust company. He also started filing other people's income tax returns. Walker quit his job at the trust company some two years later to establish his own freelance bookkeeping business, "Walker Financial Services Incorporated", where he was able to steal millions from clients and squirrel them away in accounts overseas.

In 1990 Walker and his daughter Sheena disappeared during a trip to Europe with a good chunk of money from his clients. Walker then helped an Englishman emigrate to Canada, but not before taking his birth certificate and driver's license.

For the next several years Walker and Sheena posed as Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Platt. Sheena had two children during this time, and while it was never proven it was suspected that Walker sired the children. During this time Canada had listed Walker as their most wanted criminal, and Interpol had them as their second most wanted criminal.

Walker's schemes began to unravel when the real Ronald Platt decided that he really didn't want to live in Canada after all and moved back to the UK. Walker decided that he had to kill the real Platt. Inviting the man out on a fishing trip, Walker killed Platt and dumped his body into the sea. The body was discovered later by a fisherman, and police were able to use the Rolex the corpse was wearing to trace the crime back to Albert Walker. Walker meanwhile had purchased a large number of gold bars and was getting set to flee when arrested by police.

During the trial, Sheena claimed that her father had hypnotized her into doing his bidding. Walker was convicted of embezzlement and murder in 1999, and given a life sentence in prison. In 2005 Walker was transferred to a Canadian prison to serve out his term. In 2007 he was convicted of fraud and violation of banking regulations.