Violation of Release Conditions (Fraud By Wire)

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  • Photograph taken in 2014
  • Photograph taken in 2014
  • Photograph taken in 2005
  • Craig and Jennifer Oliver
  • Jennifer Oliver - Photograph taken in 2003
  • Photograph taken in 2003
  • Photograph taken in 2005
  • Photograph taken in 2007
  • Craig and Jennifer Oliver
  • Jennifer Oliver - Photograph taken in 2007


John Oliver, Craig J. Oliver, Leigh Owsley, Bernard Owsley, Mel Merlowe, Danny Sullivan, Daniel Sullivan


Date(s) of Birth Used February 14, 1953
Place of Birth Washington, D.C.
Hair Brown/Gray (Balding)
Eyes Blue
Height 6'2"
Weight 190 pounds
Sex Male
Race White
Occupation Home Improvement Sales, Construction, Interior Decorating, Remodeling, Window and Door Consultant
Nationality American
Scars and Marks Oliver has a scar on his right ankle.
NCIC W178502753


Oliver may wear a mustache. 

Oliver's wife, Jennifer Oliver, who is not a fugitive from the law, is believed to be traveling with him and may go by the alias Tara Jean.  They may have traveled to California, Nevada, or Georgia.


On October 3, 2005, Craig John Oliver, a convicted felon, plead guilty in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, to defrauding 68 Virginia and Maryland homeowners of more than $2.5 million.  The victims were clients of Oliver's home renovation businesses. From 2002 until 2005, Oliver used fraudulent business licenses and induced clients to make payments for work which was never completed.   Oliver was released from jail on bond, but violated his release conditions and a warrant was issued for his arrest on December 6, 2005. Oliver failed to appear in court on January 20, 2006, as scheduled, and was sentenced in absentia to 20 years in Federal prison.  It is believed that Oliver fled the Fairfax, Virginia, area in November of 2005.


Oliver is also wanted for probation violation in 1995 which followed a securities fraud conviction in Arlington County, Virginia.


On September 19, 2016, the FBI received information suggesting that Oliver and his wife, Jennifer Oliver, were living and conducting business in the Los Angeles, California, area, to include the cities of Culver City and Gardena, California.  Investigators believe that Oliver was alerted to some recent publicity and fled once again.  Upon arrival at a possible business location, law enforcement officials were advised that the couple had been there earlier the same day to pick up a check and mentioned they were leaving town, possibly to Georgia. The FBI believes that the couple may also have ties to Nevada.

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