Alleged Violation of Conditions of Pretrial Release (Conspiracy to Commit Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - SNAP - Benefits Fraud; Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering)
|Date(s) of Birth Used
||January 17, 1960, January 19, 1960
|Place of Birth
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Lyle Steed Jeffs.
Lyle Steed Jeffs is wanted for fleeing from home confinement in Salt Lake City, Utah, over the weekend of June 18 to June 19, 2016. Jeffs was released from jail on June 9, 2016, to await trial in October of 2016 for his alleged involvement in a multimillion-dollar food stamp fraud case. Jeffs had originally been indicted and charged in February of 2016 with conspiracy to commit Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering. The indictment alleged that church controlled businesses were used to divert church member’s SNAP benefits from authorized users to leaders of the church and then used for illegal purposes.
A federal arrest warrant for Jeffs was issued in the United States District Court, District of Utah - Central Division, Salt Lake City, Utah, on June 19, 2016, after Jeffs was charged with alleged violation of conditions of pretrial release.
SHOULD BE CONSIDERED ARMED AND DANGEROUS