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Conman Who Escaped Federal Prison Found Living It Up In $1.5 Million Florida Mansion

A con man who escaped from a federal prison in Colorado was found living in a $1.5 million mansion in Fort Lauderdale, Florida five years later, according to local reports.

Police found Allen Todd May, 58, who ran away from the Federal Institute for Corrections in Inglewood, Colorado in 2018 at an upscale South Florida home on Tuesday. according to Local authorities reported May stole more than $700,000 by falsely claiming oil and gas charges while already serving time in prison for mail fraud. (Related: Government fires serial scammers again after exposing fraud history)

A judge sentenced May to 20 years in federal prison, but on Dec. 21, 2018, the paper reported that he went missing after a prisoner count.

U.S. Marshal Kirk Taylor of Colorado said, “One of the tipsters who chose to submit anonymously was the online profile and website that May may have used under the alias ‘Cary Bailey. In May, we began providing federal marshals with information about According to Local 10, “Investigators actively tracked the information provided, but were unable to pinpoint May’s location.”

Ultimately, an informant recognized May, acting under the pseudonym “Jacob Turner,” from a photograph taken at a Palm Beach social event. Colorado officials began monitoring the area on Monday. He was arrested on Tuesday after following May’s partner to his home.

According to Local 10, Taylor thanked an informant who “provided information directly leading to the arrest of this unconventional fugitive.”

May appeared in court on Wednesday and a federal judge ordered him to return to Colorado.

California Department of Defense (DOD) contractor Timothy W. Foley supplied defective parts to the U.S. military from 2012 to 2019. A judge recently sentenced Foley to three months in prison and ordered him to repay $1.3 million.

In another fraud case in California, a family is said to have made more than $7 million from a recycling business. If convicted, the entire family faces up to three years in prison.

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