Stephen Alford has spent his career trying to score the big deal.

Unfortunately for him, he keeps getting caught.

His last major scam, selling off Okaloosa Island beach property owned by the Air Force, earned Alford 10 years in federal prison.

Now the 56-year-old area man is facing multiple felony charges for his alleged efforts to finagle $6 million profit out of a $7 million deal to purchase North Light Marina in Niceville.

An Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office report filed by FBI agent Steven Harker accuses Alford of committing investment fraud and identity theft. Harker is a “cross sworn” special deputy of OCSO, Alford’s arrest report said.

Alford’s own son, Alexander, who Harker identified as a victim of the deception, has agreed to testify on the state’s behalf, according to the arrest report.

The scam was discovered by sifting through evidence collected at Alford’s home following an August raid.

Alford was charged with fraud and extortion at that time.

Harker said a review of the seized material uncovered a deal in which Alford sought “fraudulently and with false representation (to) execute a $7 million real estate investment contract” for the purchase of the North Light Marina.

His plan was to then assign the investment contract to a third party.

Alford would then “realize a sizeable financial gain of approximately $6 million,” the arrest report said.

The report said Alford used the name of his son, Alexander Alford, and another local man, Kevin Bush, to establish a limited liability corporation he needed to perpetrate the crime.