After some cross talk, Shakespeare replied: "They don't take no for an answer so ... and they keep on and keep on asking."
"So where you want to go to?" Moore asked.
"It don't matter to me," Shakespeare said. "I'm not a picky person."
"California? ... You want a foreign country? Cozumel? ... Hm? ... Well how about ... you going to miss your home?"
"Yup," Shakespeare said, "I miss it, but life goes on."
Moore's story is that Shakespeare wanted to disappear and she helped him. But now, she said, she can't find him either.
Sheriff Judd says he isn't buying it.
"We hope he has successfully hidden himself," said Judd. "But how many people do you know walking around just give you a million dollars? How many people do you know that create this illusion? ... She was texting from Abraham's cell phone to her cell phone and to other people's cell phone, giving the illusion that it was Abraham."
Moore told police she had Shakespeare's cell phone and sent the texts, Judd said, "because she was creating the illusion for him to stay hidden."
In the only interview she has given, Moore told the Lakeland Ledger she believes Shakespeare is still alive.
"I think that he'll pop up if he realizes how the extent, of what level this investigation is going to," she said.
She then cried as she complained about police searches of her home and car. "I'm done," she said. "What else can they do to me? They've turned my life inside out."
Moore's lawyer, Rusty Franklin, said his client has nothing to do with Shakespeare's disappearance. "Absolutely not true," he said, adding that it's inappropriate for the sheriff to comment publicly on an ongoing investigation.
Shakespeare's mother just wants to know what really happened to her son.
"I feel that something wrong," Walker said. "I really do. Because Abraham would have done called me. Even if he was leaving town, I believe he would have called me and said, 'Mom, I'm fixing to leave.'"
When he spoke with "Nightline," Sheriff Judd aired an appeal.
"If Abraham's alive," he said, "Abraham, just tell us where you are. We'll keep it a secret. We'll announce through our media outlets that, hey, we know where you are. You're alive, you're safe.
"You've proven that to us. And we'll leave you alone. You're an adult. You have a right to go where you want and be where you want."
There has been no response from Abraham Shakespeare.
Today, a Lakeland police officer was arrested for allegedly providing confidential police information to Moore in exchange for cash. Sheriff's investigators say Officer Troy McKay Young accepted cash from Moore in exchange for information he gave her from law enforcement data bases.
Young could not immediately be reached for comment.