American Greed: The Fugitives

10 Female Fugitives Wanted by the FBI

Wanted Women

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The FBI’s most wanted list is exclusively male, and the vast majority of the other fugitives on its website are also men. Women fugitives do appear on the agency’s website, mostly in parental kidnapping cases, but also in murder, domestic terrorism, white collar crime and violent crime cases. Bounties for women fugitives range up to $1 million. Read on to learn what some of these women did … and see if any of them look familiar.

The FBI’s most wanted list is exclusively male, and the vast majority of the other fugitives on its website are also men. Women fugitives do appear on the agency’s website, mostly in parental kidnapping cases, but also in murder, domestic terrorism, white collar crime and violent crime cases. Bounties for women fugitives range up to $1 million. Read on to learn what some of these women did … and see if any of them look familiar.

By Colleen KanePosted 24 July 2012

"American Greed: The Fugitives" premieres August 1 at 8PM ET

Julieanne Baldueza Dimitrion

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Wanted for white collar crimesMissing since: July 6, 2010Reward: up to $10,000In February 2010, Julieanne Baldueza Dimitrion,39, and her husband, John Dimitrion, were indicted on mortgage fraud charges. They pleaded guilty to operating a real estate fraud scheme that involved using money from distressed homeowners to fund their own lifestyles, after promising they would invest it. Her lifestyle “investments” included expensive clothing, high-end lingerie, designer purses and shoes, the FBI . The
FBI

Wanted for white collar crimes
Missing since: July 6, 2010
Reward: up to $10,000

In February 2010, Julieanne Baldueza Dimitrion,39, and her husband, John Dimitrion, were indicted on mortgage fraud charges. They pleaded guilty to operating a real estate fraud scheme that involved using money from distressed homeowners to fund their own lifestyles, after promising they would invest it. Her lifestyle “investments” included expensive clothing, high-end lingerie, designer purses and shoes, the FBI says.

The couple was last seen last seen at church in Oahu on July 2, 2010, the FBI said,and when they failed to show up for sentencing, warrants were issued and the manhunt began. The couple abandoned their car and there is no record of them on any commercial flights.

Joanne Deborah Chesimard

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Wanted for domestic terrorismMissing since: Nov. 2, 1979Reward: up to $1 millionBlack Liberation Army member Joanne Chesimard escaped from prison while serving a life prison sentence for the 1973 execution-style murder of police officer Werner Foerster on the New Jersey Turnpike. Chesimard has used many aliases, most famously Assata Shakur (she is the deceased hip-hop artist Tupac Shakur’s step-aunt). The Queens-born, North Carolina-raised woman was an activist in college and took on a leadershi
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Wanted for domestic terrorism
Missing since: Nov. 2, 1979
Reward: up to $1 million

Black Liberation Army member Joanne Chesimard escaped from prison while serving a life prison sentence for the 1973 execution-style murder of police officer Werner Foerster on the New Jersey Turnpike. Chesimard has used many aliases, most famously Assata Shakur (she is the step-aunt of the late hip-hop artist Tupac Shakur).

Born in the Queens section of New York City, the North Carolina-raised Chesimard was an activist in college and took on a leadership role in the Harlem branch of the Black Panther Party, but later left it for the Black Liberation Army.

She is known to have sought political asylum in Cuba since 1984 and is thought to still be there, the FBI says. It cautions that she should be considered armed and extremely dangerous.

Chere Lyn Tomayko

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Wanted for: Parental kidnappingMissing since: May 2007Reward: N/A“Parental kidnappings” is the category of fugitives on the FBI that’s dominated by women. In December 2006, Chere Lyn Tomayko,a Texas nurse, obtained joint custody of her daughter Alexandria Camille Cyprian with her boyfriend, after six years of court proceedings. By the following May, the FBI said, Tomayko fled with her daughter, violating the court order. They may be in Costa Rica. In 2000, Tomayko was indicted on one count of i
FBI

Wanted for: Parental kidnapping
Missing since: May 2007
Reward: N/A

“Parental kidnappings” is the category of fugitives on the FBI web site that’s dominated by women. In December 2006, Chere Lyn Tomayko,a Texas nurse, obtained joint custody of her daughter Alexandria Camille Cyprian with her boyfriend, after six years of court proceedings.

By the following May, the FBI said, Tomayko fled with her daughter, violating the court order. They may be in Costa Rica. In 2000, Tomayko was indicted on one count of international parental kidnapping. Tomayko’s daughter would now be 23, and the case remains unsolved.

Nazira Maria Cross

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Wanted on murder chargeMissing since:  May 2009Reward: N/ACross is a former Reno High School employee and a Costa Rican national who has used names including Nazira M. Ugalde, Nazira Maria Jonnson, Nazira Maria Ugalde, Nacira Jonsson. But others have called her “The Black Widow.” Cross is accused of murdering her ex-husband Mike Cross after he discovered she was allegedly embezzling funds from their business.  Investigators say Nazira Cross poisoned him at their Plumas County, Calif., residence,
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Wanted on murder charge
Missing since:  May 2009
Reward: N/A

Cross is a former Reno High School employee and a Costa Rican national who has used names including Nazira M. Ugalde, Nazira Maria Jonnson, Nazira Maria Ugalde, Nacira Jonsson. But others have called her “The Black Widow.”

Cross is accused of murdering her ex-husband Mike Cross after he discovered she was allegedly embezzling funds from their business. Investigators say Nazira Cross poisoned him at their Plumas County, Calif., residence, then drove him in his near-death state to his ranch in Lovelock, Nev.

She is alleged to have then buried his body and run over the shallow grave numerous times with her car. Her profile on the America’s Most Wanted website provides many more details on this strange case, including a claim that she wrote herself three checks from his business account on the day he died. The FBI says she should be considered armed, dangerous, and an escape risk.

Josephine Sunshine Overaker

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Wanted on domestic terrorism chargesMissing since: 2001Reward: up to $50,000Josephine Sunshine Overaker is accused of being an eco-terrorist. She was indicted for her alleged participation in a Pacific Northwest terrorist cell group called The Family, which committed crimes in the name of the Animal Liberation Front and Earth Liberation Front. She was charged with two conspiracy violations including arson and destruction of an energy facility. The FBI has she has spent time in Germany and may h
FBI

Wanted on domestic terrorism charges
Missing since: 2001
Reward: up to $50,000

Josephine Sunshine Overaker is accused of being an eco-terrorist. She was indicted for her alleged participation in a Pacific Northwest terrorist cell group called The Family, which committed crimes in the name of the Animal Liberation Front and Earth Liberation Front. She was charged with two conspiracy violations including arson and destruction of an energy facility.

The FBI has said she has spent time in Germany and may have settled in Spain.

Hazel Leota Head

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Wanted on murder chargeMissing since: 1999Reward: $5,000A waitress named Hazel Leota Head has a history of moving throughout that country. She has been married as many as 10 times and has gone by more than two dozen other names. The FBI said she is wanted for the 1998 murder of a man in Benton, La.,  who was shot in the back of his head in his trailer. Investigators say Head would meet men by taking out personal ads, hanging out at truck stops and traveling with drivers. She has been wanted sinc
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Wanted on murder charge
Missing since: 1999
Reward: $5,000

A waitress named Hazel Leota Head has a history of moving throughout the country. She has been married as many as 10 times and has gone by more than two dozen other names. The FBI said she is wanted for the 1998 murder of a man in Benton, La.,  who was shot in the back of his head in his trailer.

Investigators say Head would meet men by taking out personal ads, hanging out at truck stops and traveling with drivers. She has been wanted since 1991 by Nebraska law enforcement on charges of burning down a boyfriend’s trailer. The FBI cautions that Head should be considered armed and dangerous.

Donna Joan Borup

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Wanted on domestic terrorism charges
Missing since: May 20, 1982
Reward: N/A

Donna Joan Borup is wanted in connection with a September 1981 anti-apartheid demonstration that turned into a riot. At the protest at Kennedy International Airport in New York, Borup allegedly threw an acidic substance at Port Authority Police Officer Evan Goodstein, rendering him partially blind.

At the time of her arrest, Borup was a member of the 19th Communist Organization, a splinter group of the Weathermen and Marxist-Leninist organization that advocated the armed revolution and violent overthrow of the U.S. government, authorities said. According to the FBI, she never showed up for her May 1982 trial, and a warrant went out, followed by an unlawful flight to avoid prosecution warrant a few months after that.  

The FBI website says Borup “is thought to have a photographic memory and is highly intelligent,” and she has family in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.  Going by multiple birthdates she’s used, she was 29 to 34 at the time and would be 59 to 64 now. She has gone by the names Rebecca Ann Morgan, Donna Borup, and Donna Austopchuk.

Last year, Borup’s wanted poster ran in Times Square on the Clear Channel billboard, but 30 years after her disappearance, she remains at large. The FBI advises that she should be considered armed and dangerous.

Elizabeth Anna Duke

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Wanted on domestic terrorism chargesMissing since: October 1985Reward: up to $50,000In the late 1970s and early ’80s, former teacher Elizabeth Anna Duke was an alleged member of the May 19 Communist organization, which claimed responsibility for bombing several U.S. government building, including the U.S. Senate in 1983.  She was arrested in Bucks County, Pa., and indicted on conspiracy and weapons charges but she disappeared and has been on the lam since October 1985, the FBI said.Elizabeth was
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Wanted on domestic terrorism charges
Missing since: October 1985
Reward: up to $50,000

In the late 1970s and early 80's, former teacher Elizabeth Anna Duke was an alleged member of the May 19th Communist organization, which claimed responsibility for bombing several U.S. government buildings, including the U.S. Senate in 1983. 

She was arrested in Bucks County, Pa., and indicted on conspiracy and weapons charges but she disappeared and has been on the run since October 1985, the FBI said.

Duke was 44 when she disappeared and would be 71 now.  She speaks fluent Spanish and is known to have ties to Texas and to travel around the Canadian border. The FBI cautions that she should be considered armed and dangerous.

Rosemary Lorraine Godbolt- Molder

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Wanted on murder chargeMissing since: 1992Reward: N/ARosemary Lorraine Godbolt- Molder once worked as a police dispatcher and a convenience store clerk, but for the past two decades, she’s been wanted in the slaying of her 5-year-old stepson, Rayshon Omar Alexxander. In 1989, Godbolt-Molder brought the boy to an army medical center with injuries, where he died a few hours later. The autopsy revealed that the child’s fractured skull and numerous bruises were a result of extensive physical abuse,
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Wanted on murder charge
Missing since: 1992
Reward: N/A

Rosemary Lorraine Godbolt- Molder once worked as a police dispatcher and a convenience store clerk, but for the past two decades, she’s been wanted in the slaying of her 5-year-old stepson, Rayshon Omar Alexxander.

In 1989, Godbolt-Molder brought the boy to an army medical center with injuries, where he died a few hours later. The autopsy revealed that the child’s fractured skull and numerous bruises were a result of extensive physical abuse, authorities said.

Godbolt-Molder was arrested, then released on bond, but never reported to her pre-trial officer. She would have just turned 45. The FBI warns that she should be considered an escape risk.

Amparo Altagracia Montas Hernandez

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Wanted on charges of harboring illegal immigrants and unlawful flightMissing since:  September, 2005Reward: N/ABar and beauty salon owner Amparo “Iris” Altagracia Montas Hernandez and her son Eddy Vazquez are wanted on charges of harboring illegal immigrants and unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. Montas Hernandez is accused of operating brothels in southwest Florida. Some of the women were illegal immigrants from Latin America who were forced into prostitution to pay off their loans to the pe

Wanted on charges of harboring illegal immigrants and unlawful flight
Missing since:  September, 2005
Reward: N/A

Bar and beauty salon owner Amparo “Iris” Altagracia Montas Hernandez and her son Eddy Vazquez are wanted on charges of harboring illegal immigrants and unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

Montas Hernandez is accused of operating brothels in southwest Florida. Some of the women workers were illegal immigrants from Latin America who were forced into prostitution to pay off their loans to the people who smuggled them into the country, the FBI said.

About a month after the two were indicted in August 2005, they fled, and warrants were issued for their arrest. Montas Hernandez is Dominican and also has ties to the New York and Boston areas.

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