FBI Miami
Public Affairs Specialist Jim Marshall
(754) 703-2000
October 20, 2020

Wanted by the FBI: Allen Bien-Aime

Allen Bien-Aime is wanted by the FBI's Complex Financial Crimes Task Force in Rhode Island for allegedly using stolen IDs to collect CARES Act-funded unemployment benefits from the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training. He most recently lived in Lehigh Acres, Florida.


Allen Bien-Aime is wanted for his alleged involvement in a significant number of fraudulent unemployment insurance claims submitted to the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (RIDLT), and elsewhere, for benefits funded in part by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Bien-Aime was allegedly involved in complex schemes to use stolen personal identifying information belonging to Rhode Islanders, and others, to apply online for unemployment benefits, and to have those benefits direct deposited into one of many bank accounts opened expressly for receiving fraudulently obtained unemployment insurance benefit payments, as well as fraudulently obtained federal and state tax refunds. It is alleged that, using stolen personal identifying information, fraudulent applications were filed with RIDLT or other state unemployment systems to obtain unemployment benefits.

It is also alleged that the fraudulently obtained funds were withdrawn shortly after the funds were deposited and posted to bank accounts in the names of other individuals. On October 6, 2020, a federal arrest warrant was issued for Bien-Aime in the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island, after he was charged with Fraud by Wire; Bank Fraud; Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud and Bank Fraud; Access Device Fraud; Money Laundering; Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering; Aggravated Identity Theft; Theft of Public Money; and Conspiracy to Commit Theft of Public Money, Conspiracy to Commit Access Device Fraud, and Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Identity Theft.

If you have any information concerning this person, please contact your local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.

No further information is available at this time.