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Cable Show Helps Capture High-Profile Fugitive CNBC

A series airing on a cable news channel played a role in the capture of a fugitive described as one of the FBI’s most-wanted white-collar lawbreakers. CNBC reports that viewers of its show “American Greed: The Fugitives” helped capture David Kaup.

The FBI arrested Kaup in Las Vegas, after he had reportedly been on the run since December 2012, when he failed to appear at sentencing in Los Angeles, the story reports. He confessed to defrauding more than $11 million from dozens of families through fake mortgage refinancing scams, the piece adds.

"We got a tip from somebody that saw the show," James Bowman, assistant U.S. attorney for California's central district, told CNBC. “They let us know he was in Las Vegas and using a different name. Based on that, we were able to figure out where he was."

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