Craig Oliver - Virginia - 2005 Jul 13, 2013 15:07:55 GMT -5
Post by HeadMarshal on Jul 13, 2013 15:07:55 GMT -5
(Pictured: Left to Right (or top to bottom on some browsers: Recent photos of Craig Oliver (wanted by the FBI), photo of Jennifer Oliver (wife of Oliver) photo credits: findcraigandjen.com))
American Greed: The Fugitives episode link: www.hulu.com/watch/392252#i0
Case statistics as of July 21st, 2014 (based on FBI.Gov profile):
Aliases: John Oliver, Craig J. Oliver, Mel Merlowe, Danny Sullivan, Daniel Sullivan
Date(s) of Birth Used: February 14, 1953
Place of Birth: Washington, D.C.
Weight: 190 pounds
Occupation: Home Improvement Sales, Construction, Interior Decorating, Remodeling
Hair: Brown/Gray (Balding)
Scars and Marks: Oliver has a scar on his right ankle.
Remarks: Oliver is believed to be in Arizona or possibly San Diego, California. He was last seen driving a green 1998 Chevy Tahoe with an Arizona Tag AAX-6801.
Who to call if you've seen him: Local FBI Field Office or Embassy or submit a tip to tips.fbi.gov
FBI agents out of Washington D.C. are searching for white collar fugitive Craig Oliver. He is on the run with his wife Jennifer whom the FBI says is not a fugitive from the law. Craig was aired four times on AMW between 2007 and 2010.
Oliver was originally convicted in 1995 on a securities fraud charge in Arlington County, Virginia and had a record dating back to the 80s. That didn't convince him to quit defrauding innocent people. Craig started up a construction company called Dominion Building and took photos from other companies in order to make his business appear legit. The problem was that the business was notorious for accepting payments from customers without doing any work. When workers actually started working on homes, they tended to not finish certain projects. Craig's business was accused of defrauding 68 homeowners of more than $2.5 million.
One of Craig's victims was an FBI agent named Lisa Hill. Thanks to her work, the FBI was able to charge Oliver with mail fraud. However, Oliver violated his bond release conditions and fled Virginia in November of 2005 and a warrant was issued for his arrest. He was sentenced in absentia to 20 years in a Federal prison. After his second profile on AMW, tipsters placed him in Phoenix, Arizona where he was working in home remodeling.
Thoughts? One of the articles I read mentioned that Oliver may travel to Mexico. Considering he was last seen in Arizona, that would make alot of sense. Eventually I feel he may have considered it too risky to stay in the US and work in the home renovation business. If he doesn't still have the $2.5 million, he probably has access to cash or other assets elsewhere. My best guess is that he fled to Mexico after the 2008 AMW profile, retired from construction, invested his money and is living in a resort community in Mexico or a similar nation. That would make alot of sense.
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