Careers fraudster Escaped federal prisoners in Colorado was captured nearly five years back this week, while moving in to a $1.5 million home near the sea on Florida’s Gold Coast, federal officials said Friday.
Arrested federal marshals Alan Todd MayAt the House in Fort Lauderdale, while moving crews unloaded a UHaul truck. The investigators had observed him at the moment of arrest wearing a Rolex and driving an expensive Mercedes.
Anonymous tipsters led the authorities to May — who was living The name “Jacob Turner” — after spotting a published photo of him at a posh fundraiser. On the Palm Beach Daily News’ website, the photo showed him with a pink shirt, blazer, and glasses tinted pink.
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May “was living a lavish lifestyle where he was flaunting his wealth in high society down in south Florida,” Katrina Crouse – chief deputy U.S. Marshall for Colorado – said: in An interview by phone was conducted on Friday.
May — who has a string of convictions going back to 1983 for bad checks, credit card abuse, theft and fraud — was in in Florida Awaiting the extradition of Colorado. A message was sent by email to the federal public defense attorney seeking comments.
Marshals Service of the U.S. The U.S. Marshals Service has been searching for May He has been on the run since December 2018. This is when he was accused of stealing a U.S. Bureau of Prisons’ truck, and then escaping from a federal jail. in Englewood, Colorado. He was serving 20 years in prison for mail fraud over an $7 million Ponzi scheme. in What prosecutors claim he did with the proceeds “extravagant personal expenses,” Included are houses, automobiles and airline tickets.
You can also contact us by clicking here. in federal custody, May According to an indictment filed by the US Attorney’s Office on June 20, 2022, he stole another $700,000. He did this through filing false documents, and stealing unclaimed royalties owed to various companies.
When? May The trail had been cold for three and a half years.
He is one of dozens of people who’ve escaped from federal prisons in In the U.S., the U.S. has been a major player in recent years. The Federal Bureau of Prisons has struggled with security at federal prisons across the country, with some prisons having such lax security that doors are left unlocked, security cameras are broken and officials sometimes don’t notice an inmate is missing for hours.
May He had an advantage of up to 24 hours, before U.S. Crouse claimed that Crouse had a distinct advantage because the Marshals Service took over his case.
Then, May The indictment in the oil-and-gas scheme last year, the marshals service renewed its push to find him, asking for the public’s help and posting a $5,000 reward. Then came the tips in California, Wisconsin Michigan Texas Florida.
Investigators’ big break came on July 25, when the tipster recognized May in The newspaper picture alerted marshals. May Attended a fundraising event for an area suicide hotline, where hundreds of pictures were taken.
Investigators tracked May Penthouse apartments are a great option in Palm Beach. Palm Beach. May’s partner in a U-Haul moving truck from Palm Beach almost 50 miles (80 kilometers) to the couple’s new address in Fort Lauderdale is located May Was arrested without incident
“I’d like to recognize and thank the anonymous tipster for the information they provided that directly led to the arrest of this unorthodox fugitive,” District of Colorado U.S. Marshall Kirk Taylor told reporters in A written statement.
You can also find out more about May Back to reality in Investigators are now focusing on whether or not he was assisted. Investigators are investigating the sources of the apparent wealth and whether or not he has victimized others while on the lam.
“This guy is very, very good at fooling people,” Crouse said. “So how he was living high on the hog, we’re not 100% sure yet.”
The suicide hotline was left a message seeking information. May’s attendance at the fundraiser. The person pictured. May in The Associated Press reached out to the photographer on Friday and he declined to comment.
LinkedIn Pages Associated with May Say that “Jacob Turner” — his alias — was a “certified mediator” in Palm Beach. MayIt turned out that had taken a course on mediation. in prison.
“You can’t make this stuff up,” Crouse, said.
Michael Balsamo, Associated Press journalist in Washington is credited with this article.