FBI Seeks Arrest Of Fugitive Oregon Couple Accused In Alleged Internet Scam; Billboard Campaign Underway As Agency Offers Reward Of Up To $5,000

Rick Devan Hendrix and Sarah Candace Deswert-Hendrix. Source: FBI.

Rick Devan Hendrix and Sarah Candace Deswert-Hendrix disappeared while on pretrial release after their 2005 arrests for mail fraud and wire fraud in an alleged Internet auction scam in which victims were bilked out of more than $300,000, the FBI said.

Hendrix, 56, and Deswert-Hendrix, 30, now are the subjects of a billboard campaign in Oregon, and the FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to their arrest and conviction.

The couple is accused of taking photos of merchandise, posting the items for sale online, gathering the money — and leaving customers from Oregon, Washington state and California holding the bag.

Assisting the FBI in the probe are the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the U.S. Marshals Service.

Hendrix is described as a white male, 6’2” in height and weighing 220 pounds. He has blue eyes, and brown, graying hair.

Deswert-Hendrix is described as a white female, 5’10” in height and weighing 180 pounds. She has hazel eyes and brown hair.

“Investigators believe Rick Hendrix, at least, may now be living in the Beaverton area,” the FBI said.

Beaverton is situated in Washington County, Ore., about seven miles west of Portland.

Persons with information are asked to call the FBI at 503-224-4181.

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