Wanted by the FBI

WIRE FRAUD; MONEY LAUNDERING

JAMES T. HAMMES

Photograph of James T. Hammes
Photograph taken in 2008

DESCRIPTION

Date of Birth Used:  April 30, 1962 Hair: Brown
Place of Birth: Wisconsin Eyes: Brown
Height: 5'8" Sex: Male
Weight: 195 pounds Race: White
NCIC: W966130479 Nationality: American
Occupation: Accountant
Scars and Marks: None Known
Remarks: Hammes is an avid scuba diver and a licensed pilot. He has previously traveled to the Caribbean and Curacao.

CAUTION

James T. Hammes is wanted for an alleged fraud scheme he conducted while employed as controller for the Lexington, Kentucky, division of a Cincinnati-based company. As controller, he was responsible for all financial accounting and internal controls for the Lexington division. Between 2004 and 2009, Hammes allegedly deposited approximately $8.7 million of company funds into a bank account in the name of a second company doing business with his employer, but which Hammes had signatory control over.

On February 24, 2009, a federal arrest warrant was issued by the United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio, after Hammes was charged with wire fraud and money laundering.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS PERSON, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL FBI OFFICE OR THE NEAREST AMERICAN EMBASSY OR CONSULATE.

Signature of Robert S. Mueller, III

ROBERT S. MUELLER, III
DIRECTOR
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20535
TELEPHONE: (202) 324-3000
 

 

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