Photo Credits: Helena Crimestoppers Web Archive Page
Sex: Male Race: Hispanic Age: DOB: March 30, 1967 Height: 5ft 7in Weight: 180 lbs Hair: Black Eyes: Unknown
In 1999, California resident Jose Ayala came to Montana and started a check cashing fraud scheme that affected businesses across Montana. The members of the group would cash the majority of the checks at grocery stores but made their mistake when they tried to cash a fraudulent check at the drive thru of a local bank. That led to the arrest of the group's members in 2005. However Jose posted bail and fled in 2006.
Based on crime location, it is advised to contact the Lewis And Clark County Sheriff's Office at (406)447-8235 if you have any information on Jose Santos Ayala's whereabouts.
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Thoughts? A rare fugitive case out of Montana, the concern here is that Jose could still be defrauding businesses today which causes a potential negative impact on the employees of those businesses if enough money was lost. Before coming to Montana, the organization's members met in Huntington Park, California, so if Jose isn't in Latin America, that part of California is also a good place to look for him.
I wish there was a better way of finding out whether Montana fugitives are still at large but I guess Ayala still is since there's been no new articles for 10 years. It's entirely possible he's still in the U.S. in California.
Last Edit: Mar 8, 2017 3:58:25 GMT -5 by Scumhunter