Jon and Molly Maggio

Real Names: Jon Christian and Molly Perez Maggio
Aliases: Jon C. Maggio, Jon C. Maggo, Rick Parker (Jon) / Sarah Parker, Sarah Eva Dilmanian Parker (Molly)
Wanted For: Fraud
Missing Since: 2001


Details: When Brent Trauth of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, decided to sell his Nissan sports car, a man named Jon Christian Maggio became a potential buyer. All Maggio needed to do to finish the deal was a cashier's check, and Brent agreed to take him to the bank, but along the way, without warning, Maggio pulled out a gun, planning to steal Brent's car, and the two struggled until Brent was shot in the leg, and Maggio then jumped out of the car, leaving Brent to drive himself to the hospital. Maggio was arrested the next day, was charged with attempted murder, pled guilty and was sentenced to five years in prison. After he was paroled, Maggio went to Mobile, Alabama, and got a job as a Boarding Agent for Fillette Green Shipping Services, which involved processing payroll accounts for ships in docks, that was a sizeable amount of cash. While in Mobile, Maggio fell for single mother Molly Perez, and after a whirlwind romance, the two married in April of 1999, and although the marriage appeared to be perfect, her mother claims that Maggio was abusive and violent towards her. In August of 1999, Maggio called a local bank in his capacity as a Fillette Green agent and arranged to process a cash check for $197,000. Then, sometime over the next few days, authorities believe that Maggio went into his office after hours and took a blank check, which he later brought to the bank with the forged signature of his office manager on it, and he later walked out with all of the money. Meanwhile, Molly dropped of her daughter with her mother and she and Maggio left Mobile in a new $35,000 SUV which he had purchased with some stolen money. Four months later, the Maggios reportedly turned up in Staten Island, New York, using the aliases Rick and Sarah Parker. Over the next year, Maggio bounced back and forth from one job to another, until he was able to get a sales position with an autograph dealer in Manhattan. When he attempted to cash a $1,5000 check on his employer's account in 2001, a teller's routine authorization query led to the accusation that Maggio had embezzled $14,000 from the company by using forged authorization signatures, but by the time the police were notified, the Maggios were on the run again. Detectives later discovered that Molly had purchased two airline tickets for a flight from New York to Los Angeles, but there have been no sightings of them on the west coast. Jon Maggio is wanted for one count of bank fraud, but his wife Molly has not been charged with any crime, although police believe that she is with Jon and they want to question her.
Extra Notes: This case first aired on the May 8, 2002 episode of Unsolved Mysteries.
Results: Captured. A co-worker of Jon Maggio recognized him on a poster at the local post office and called the authorities, who arrested Maggio at the Chicago restaurant where he was working on July 24, 2003. He was returned to Alabama, was charged with bank fraud and parole violation, and was served two years in prison before being released. Molly Perez Maggio was also located but was never charged in the case.

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