Real Name: Barbara Helga King
Aliases: Maria Louise von Costel
Wanted For: Fraud
Missing Since: 1990
Details: The Countess was a Cleveland con-artist who defrauded several people of almost a million dollars in March 1990. When she became aware of the authorities closing in on her, she quickly vanished while owing money to a lot of people and after passing several bad checks. Investigation of her identity proved she was not a true countess, and her name was Barbara Helga King, a known con-artist with an extensive record of perpetrating similar scams.
Extra Notes: This case first aired on the May 1, 1991 episode.
Results: Captured. The Countess was finally identified as Barbara Helga King; she was captured on Oct 2, 1993 in Diamond Bar near Newport, California.