Auburn WA Couple On The Run After Skipping Sentencing For Ponzi Scheme

Bernard Hansen, left, and Diane Erdmann were being sought by the FBI after they did not show up at a federal sentencing hearing. (PHOTO: FBI)Photo: (PHOTO: FBI)

Did you hear about the couple from Auburn who are being sought by the FBI?

Bernard Hansen and Diane Erdmann have been convicted on seven counts of mail and wire fried and are accused of defrauding many customers out of a millions of dollars at their company Northwest Territorial Mint. A real-life Ponzi scheme - right out of Auburn.

These two scoundrels (aka Ps.O.S.) did not show up to their sentencing hearing and they are on the run. Authorities said they believe the couple left their home on April 29, 2022, and are most likely travelling in a blue 2005 Mazda MPV, with Washington license plates CBN0818. The couple could also be traveling in a tan 2007 Cadillac CTS, with Washington license plates ADK0039.

Full story here at KOMO.

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