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FBI Launches Billboard Campaign for Fugitive Couple

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Rick Devan Hendrix, age 56, and Sarah Candace Deswert-Hendrix, age 30, who are wanted in connection with an alleged Internet fraud scheme.

FBI Launches Billboard Campaign for Fugitive Couple

Rick Devan Hendrix, age 56, and Sarah Candace Deswert-Hendrix, age 30
Rick Devan Hendrix and Sarah Candace Deswert-Hendrix.

The Portland FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Rick Devan Hendrix, 56, and Sarah Candace Deswert-Hendrix, 30, who are wanted in connection with an alleged Internet fraud scheme.

Hendrix and Deswert face mail and wire fraud charges for allegedly taking pictures of items in stores, posting the items for sale on an Internet auction site, and collecting money from bidders. Victims in Oregon, Washington, and California suffered more than $300,000 in losses.

The FBI, in conjunction with Clear Channel Outdoor, has placed information about the case on a new electronic billboard in Washington County. Forty-seven fugitives have been captured with the aid of electronic billboards since the initiative began in 2007. In the first year alone, billboards helped lead to the capture of 14 fugitives.

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Feb 01, 2012 12:00 PM