FBI Hunts for Fugitive Married Couple Who Defrauded Oahu Homeowners- Reward Offered
Charlene Thornton, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Honolulu Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), is seeking the public’s help in providing information leading to the location and arrest of fugitive husband and wife, JOHN & JULIEANNE DIMITRION. The FBI is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to their capture.
In April 2009, the DIMITRIONs pled guilty to operating a fraud scheme in which they used their companies to convince distressed homeowners to relinquish their homes with the promise of improving the victims’ financial position.
They promised to invest the proceeds of the home sales, but instead the DIMITRIONs used the victims’ money to fund their own lavish lifestyles. Multiple Oahu families lost their homes as a result of the DIMITRIONs’ crimes.
The DIMITRIONs were scheduled to be sentenced in Honolulu U.S. District Court on Tuesday July 6, 2010, but they failed to appear at the sentencing.
Warrants were immediately issued for their arrests, and an FBI fugitive manhunt is underway.
The DIMITRIONs were last seen by witnesses on the evening of Friday July 2, 2010 at church services held at the Mililani Recreation Center. They have abandoned their car, and there is no record of them leaving Oahu via airplane. The FBI suspects that they are being hidden on Oahu by friends or family members. The DIMITRIONs last known address was 819 Moaniala Street in Honolulu.
JOHN MICHAEL DIMITRION is 34 years old, 5’7” tall, 200 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He is known to have expensive tastes in sports cars, clothing and jewelry. He is an enthusiast for high-end personal electronics and has a massive collection of Airsoft replica firearms.
JULIEANNE BALDUEZA DIMITRION is 32 years old, 4’11” tall, 150 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. She is also known to enjoy the material trappings of the ultra-rich. During the fraud investigation, the FBI noted that she spent tens-of-thousands of dollars on lingerie from expensive boutiques and actually sought to declare this lingerie as a “business expense” on her taxes. At the time of her arrest on the original fraud charges, the FBI discovered closets filled to capacity with designer purses and shoes.
Anyone recognizing the DIMITRIONs or having information as to their current location is asked to call the Honolulu FBI at 808-566-4300.
Submitted by the FBI Hawaii office
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