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Crime Stoppers Of The Week

October 12, 2004 00:00

  

The FBI, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers, would like your help in finding a fugitive suspected of defrauding banks out of $200,000.

FBI Agents are searching for 39-year-old Tim L. Ellis after charging him with defrauding Eugene-area banks out of more than $200,000. Agents believe Ellis lives and works in the Portland-Salem Metropolitan area.

In the criminal complaint, investigators alleged that Ellis defrauded one bank out of $68,962 in December 1999 and another bank out of $135,976 in July 2000. He is accused of perpetuating an apparent check kite by opening bank accounts, depositing high-valued checks, and then withdrawing significant sums against these checks that subsequently did not clear due to stop payment orders being placed on them.

Ellis is described as a white male, 5'10", 305 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He has experience working in the auto wholesale and resale industry and may still be employed in that field.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and you may remain anonymous. Call Crime Stoppers at (503) 823-HELP (4357).

****This suspect turned himself in to the FBI on 10/20/04****

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