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10 White Collar Fugitives Wanted by the FBI

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Donald Lee Phelps

Charges: Bank fraud

A convicted felon, Donald Lee Phelps is wanted for his alleged involvement in a scheme to defraud financial institutions. From 2005 through 2006, Phelps allegedly assumed the identity of his girlfriend's estranged husband while he was deployed with the U.S. military in Iraq.

Using an altered Texas driving license, Phelps obtained a Florida ID using the assumed name, the FBI said. Under this identity, Phelps is alleged to have established accounts at a credit union, gained employment at a computer learning center and received a regular salary. According to the FBI, Phelps also wrote personal checks for all of his expenses, obtained loans, credit cards, and sought medical care.

On Oct. 16, 2007, a federal warrant was issued for Phelps' arrest, charging him with bank fraud. According to the FBI, Phelps has a tattoo on his upper left arm, is an avid softball player, suffered a separated shoulder that required orthopedic surgery and is regularly involved in sports gambling. The agency said he is also wanted on unrelated charges in Pennsylvania, Arizona and Texas, and he also has ties to Germany.

See Phelps’ FBI “Wanted” Poster

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