An Illinois couple who fled after getting caught running a Ponzi scheme on their friends, family, and the elderly were caught after 12 years on the run, authorities said Monday. U.S. marshals said Nelson Grant Hallahan and Janet Hallahan took off through the Southwest and lived under aliases, but were finally caught after an episode of America’s Most Wanted led someone to phone in a tip. The couple’s scheme, to which they pleaded guilty before skipping out on sentencing and going on the run, brought them millions of dollars, according to the marshals. The Hallahans were living apart and were arrested at separate homes about 50 miles outside Phoenix, according to one deputy marshal.
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