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FBI Offers Up to $5,000 Reward for Information in Fugitive Case
Rick Hendrix and Sarah Deswert-Hendrix Wanted in Internet Fraud Investigation

FBI Portland January 31, 2012
  • Beth Anne Steele (503) 460-8099

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. The FBI and U.S. Postal Inspection Service arrested both Hendrix and Deswert at their home in Portland, Oregon in 2005; however, they disappeared while on pre-trial release. Investigators believe Rick Hendrix, at least, may now be living in the Beaverton area.

Hendrix and Deswert face mail and wire fraud charges related to the alleged scheme. They are accused of 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, is also placing information about this case on a new electronic billboard located SW 185th along Highway 26 in Washington County. The FBI, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and the U.S. Marshals Service are working together to locate the fugitives.

The suspect descriptions are as follows:

Internet Fraud Suspect Rick HendrixInternet Fraud Suspect Sarah Deswert-Hendrix
White man
Age: 56
Height: 6’2”
Weight: 220 pounds
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Brown, graying
White woman
Age: 30
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 180 pounds
Eyes: Hazel
Hair: Brown

Anyone with information as to the location of Hendrix or Deswert is asked to call the FBI at (503) 224-4181.

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