VENICE, Fla.- The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has arrested William Loader, Jr., 73, of 3351 Sunset Beach Drive in Venice, for misrepresenting himself as a licensed therapist and counselor.
Detectives received two reports from couples who paid Loader for therapy sessions believing he was a licensed clinical counselor, but questioned his qualifications after meeting with him. The investigation showed the Sheriff’s Office had arrested Loader on similar charges in 2002, and found he did not have the degrees, licenses and credentials that he purported to hold.
Loader was booked yesterday into the Sarasota County Jail and charged with one count each of Misrepresentation of Academic Standing and Making False Claims of Academic Degree or Title, and four counts of Use of Title without a License. He was released on bond early this morning.