According to WFTV Man Who Runs Kid Finders, Dennis Milstead, has Serious Problems with his Criminal Past and his Non Profit Group


What is going on with the Kid Finders Network?

The Kid Finders Network, a not for profit group that deals with missing children has been at the forefront of the Caylee Anthony missing persons case and also in the camp of the parents of indicted tot mom Casey Anthony. For quite some time there have been stories simmering under the surface regarding Kid Finders. There have been several allegations and rumors swirling regarding Kid Finders and their involvement in this case and several others.


Dennis Milstead confronting WFTV reporter & camera man

Now comes this bomb shell from WFTV regarding Dennis Milstead who runs the Kid Finders Network …


Watch the above video of  Dennis Milstead getting physical once again with a camera man has he did just recently in Blanchard Park during a meeting with the Anthony’s and Leonard Padilla. Temper, temper.

He’s been arrested twice, once for assault and once for impersonating a police officer, and he’s the man Caylee Anthony’s grandparents are trusting to help find their granddaughter.

Dennis Milstead runs the so-called Kid Finders Network, but Eyewitness News uncovered serious problems with his criminal past and his not-for profit group, including the fact Kid Finders has never found anybody.

Still, the organization is out every day, collecting donations using jars with Caylee’s picture on them. Even the Palm Beach County sheriff’s sergeant who helps run their Crime Stoppers operation says Orange County deputies have been warned about Milstead.

When Eyewitness News confronted Milstead about his criminal past, he got very quiet and then he grabbed WFTV reporter Kathi Belich’s microphone and pushed the camera while WFTV photographer Adam Liberatore was holding on to it.

Pictures of the confrontation can be seen here.

WFTV also goes on to report that Milstead in the past claimed he was a law enforcement officer, was arrested for a felony but plead down to a misdemeanor and seven months later another arrest for assault.  Eyewitness News also reported that the president of Crime Stoppers in south Florida had a restraining order against Milstead.

Milstead’s pickup truck had a “Gotcha” emblem on the side of it instead of the Kid Finders emblem he has now. West Palm Beach police say he flashed phony blue lights and claimed he was a law enforcement officer. He plead his felony down to a misdemeanor and seven months later another arrest for assault.

Eyewitness News has also learned that the president of Crime Stoppers in south Florida had a restraining order against Milstead after he allegedly tried to connive a 90-percent cut of any donations he solicited for the group. At the time, Milstead was operating a business called Gotcha Billboards, but he was reportedly representing himself as an employee of the non-profit Crime Stoppers.

Milstead’s Kid Finders Network mentions its intentions to raise funds a number of times, mainly so it says it can build more billboards to report on missing children. Its list of accomplishments does not include finding any missing children.

So the grand parents of missing Caylee Anthony are putting all their eggs in the Kid Finders basket? A basket that has never found a missing child and has no track record of success. Bizarre to say the least.

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  • Comments

    9 Responses to “According to WFTV Man Who Runs Kid Finders, Dennis Milstead, has Serious Problems with his Criminal Past and his Non Profit Group”

    1. Scared Monkeys on November 18th, 2008 7:14 am

      Does any one else see the disconnect with a person with such a volatile temper and finding missing children … beyond strange.

    2. Dihannah1 on November 18th, 2008 10:18 am

      I was one who sent an email to Kathi to investigate, among all the others who did as well. I never planned for her to be physically ‘attacked’, but guess she did her job and got to the truth! Thank God, she wasn’t hurt! Now maybe innoccent people will no longer be scammed from this fake group. And doesn’t it shed an even worse shadow over the Anthony’s? They just keep getting more stupid every day, they need to just give it, go home and just STFU! OR tell the truth and be done with it!

    3. Michelle on November 18th, 2008 12:36 pm

      What a piece of work this one is…..

    4. txchic on November 18th, 2008 2:30 pm

      you’d be shocked at the corruption in non-profits. i know of one where the director uses the funds like a personal bank account. all this while united way directs funds her way. she’s even purchased family christmas gifts on donated money. it’s sickening.

      how do most of the kennedy’s keep up their lifestyles? by running non-profits! there needs to be some sort of check & balance on these groups.

    5. Blink34 on November 18th, 2008 8:42 pm

      This is the tip of the iceberg with the Milstead’s. When I say this is a “family affair”, that would be an understatement. More to come..

    6. Blink34 on November 18th, 2008 8:45 pm

      Woops, forgot to mention. If you note in the video you can see a poster of Jennifer Kesse.
      Mr. Drew Kesse, Jenn’s Father, has demanded that KFN stop using her image and has disassociated with them entirely. How sick is that-a family that has lost their child subject to more pain through these people.

    7. Caylee Anthony: Anthony Family Attorney Mark NeJame Quits Case … Only Casey Anthony Knows the Truth About What Happened | Scared Monkeys on November 20th, 2008 11:13 pm

      [...] With judgments and actions like this from his clients, is it any wonder that Attorney Mark NeJame has thrown his hands up in the air and parted ways with the Anthonys. Quitting the case the day before the Anthony’s and Kid Finders plan to hold a press conference to explain why they think Caylee is alive. Could it possibly be that NeJame wants to no longer be associated with such ridiculous antics? Now the Anthony’s are no longer being advised by a lawyer who was trying to be the voice of reason, but instead are influenced by Kid Finders, a non-profit that has been reported has never found a kid and with a questionable past. [...]

    8. Kathy on April 24th, 2009 8:44 pm

      What i found unusual? about this organization is that they dont have any pics of missing children on their website except fot the baby and that website doesnt even exist and also that they have associated themselves with the Anthon’ys but there is no mention if Haylee Cummings a very high profile missing child in Florida very strange indeed. I had a feeling about this org before I read this article just based on their website

    9. Are you really surprised on May 11th, 2009 5:48 am

      Is anyone really surprised that the Anthonys are associated with this guy and his scham business? Seems to me that the Anthonys allow their granddaughter to be used for profit because they are getting a kick back. Simple!
      The Anthonys are just as bad as Millstead, birds of a feather, flock together. Well these people are all vultures, picking off what is left of this little girl….her image.

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