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OFF BEAT: Traffic stop turns up man wanted by FBI

January 2, 2014 - 10:37am


You can run, but you cannot hide, as a man wanted by the FBI on fraud charges — and who was declared dead in 2012 — found when he was arrested last week after being pulled over by police on a “tinted window violation.”

Aubrey Lee Price was wanted by the FBI in connection with an alleged scam whereby he is thought to have tricked investors.

Mr. Price, who ran an investment firm, is accused of pocketing about $17 million if investors' money, the Daily Mail in London reported.

He had written a letter to family members in 2012 in which he confessed to falsifying documents, and that lead them to believe he intended to kill himself. A judge in Florida subsequently declared him legally dead, but the FBI continued to search for Mr. Price and offered a $20,000 reward for his capture.

The last known sighting of Mr. Price was of him boarding a ferry in Key West, Fla.

But on Wednesday, after pulling over a vehicle for a minor traffic violation on Interstate 95 in Georgia, officers became suspicious that the driver was giving them false information.

They were able to ascertain that Mr. Price was wanted by the FBI.