Captured: Fraud suspect wanted by FBI arrested in Kaimuki


Agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Marshals and Honolulu police arrested a fugitive who has been missing since June 30.

After receiving a tip from the public, Jennifer Ann McTigue (formerly Jennifer Lowe) was taken into custody without incident at around 11:20 p.m. Saturday from a residence on Pukulani Place in Kaimuki.

She was transported to the Federal Detention Center where she will await a court appearance on Monday to determine the status of her bond. Her fraud trial is scheduled to begin in Honolulu U.S. District Court on July 20.

In 2014, McTigue was indicted by a federal grand jury on criminal charges relating to an alleged $3 million scheme to defraud new homeowners, title companies and banks in a complex real estate investment scam.

McTigue was out on bond awaiting federal trial when she failed to report to her pretrial services officer.

That’s when the FBI issued an alert.

“She hasn’t shown up to any of her required appearances. She hasn’t checked in with her pretrial services officer. She’s a fugitive right now and the judge has issued a warrant for her arrest,” FBI special agent Tom Simon said at the time.

Before her arrest Saturday, McTigue was last seen in the vicinity of Kahala Mall on June 30. Her vehicle was also missing: a 2004 silver Honda Pilot with Hawaii license plates NGP-809.

“The good news though for us is that we have no belief that she has any money. The money that she allegedly received from her fraud, much of it was seized by the FBI and right now is subject to forfeiture proceedings. She’s not a woman with a deep pocket anymore, although she has lived an aristocratic lifestyle her entire life,” Simon previously told KHON2.

McTigue has lived on Oahu her entire life in the Hawaii Kai and Aina Hina communities and has deep social and family ties to the local community, according to authorities.

She is a fitness enthusiast, outrigger canoe paddler, and also an adherent to an extremist, anti-government belief system known as the “Sovereign Citizen Movement.”From our archives:

Authorities say one man and two women were caught in a debt elimination scheme. If convicted, they could spend the rest of their life in prison. Story originally published on Jan. 21, 2014.

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