American Greed: The Fugitives Episode 3: Check's in the Mail | Contractor from Hell

The Check is in the Mail/The Contractor from Hell

Case 1: Check's in the Mail

You've won the lottery! Promises like this lured thousands of unsuspecting victims into a lottery scam. But instead of paying a jackpot, Roland Okuomose is accused of ripping people off. Now this alleged criminal mastermind is on the run.

Case 2: Contractor From Hell

Craig Oliver is staring at 20 years in prison on charges that he scammed more than $2.5 million from homeowners. He pled guilty but instead of facing up to his crime, the contractor and his wife decided to run. With the FBI on his trail, will Oliver ever be brought to justice?

The Fugitives Extras

  • Baiting the Hook to Lure Victims -- On the Telephone

    Sandra Schulz works for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police's Commercial Crime Unit, so she knows how to talk the talk with phone scammers.

  • Lottery Scams

    How do you know if a lottery is a scam? RCMP Inspector Ian Lawson explains how U.S. and Canadian authorities partner to identify and prevent lottery fraud.

  • Credit Card Fraud

    When you get a free offer in the mail, it's probably too good to be true, federal agent Laureen France tells CNBC's "American Greed."

  • When Home Construction Becomes Home Destruction

    Lucius Jackson hires Craig Oliver for a home improvement job, but the con-man has more on his mind than quality work, turning Jackson's home into an expensive disaster zone.

  • Read the letter that lottery scam victim Roslyn Atwood was sent that prompted her to send $2,600 to Roland Okuomose. (Source: Public Domain)

  • Statement of Facts filed in U.S. District Count in the government’s case against Craig Oliver. (Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation)