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Joseph Prushinowski

Real Name: Joseph Prushinowski
Aliases: Joseph Weiss
Wanted For: Fraud
Missing Since: 1992


Details: Montreal Rabbi Joseph Prushinowski is wanted for several cases of international bank fraud totalling seven million dollars. Allen Finegold was an assistant who unknowingly helped Prushinowski with many of his schemes while Prushinowski was living near Montréal, Canada. Finegold was described as a young, naive man that worked for Prushinowski until 1987 when he learned the truth and was cleared of any involvement. When the police began investigating, Prushinowski fled with his wife and children to the United States, was involved in several additional scams, then fled to Europe. He scammed a total of $190 million out of several people throughout the world. Surprisingly, police believe that he is giving the money to Jewish charities and churches. He was last known to be scamming under the name of Joseph Weiss in 1992.
Extra Notes: This case first aired on the October 20, 1993 episode.
Results: Captured. Prushinowski was captured in Israel in 2000 and sentenced to seven years in jail.

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