Featuring one of the longest, most intense hunts in U.S. history. In 1997, the FBI arrested John Ruffo, who ran a small computer sales company from New York City, for committing a staggering $353 million bank fraud. After conviction, Ruffo disappeared without a trace, and U.S. marshals have been searching 24 years for one of the United States' Most Wanted Fugitives. The series takes viewers on a journey as cold case investigators span the globe and uncover surprising details about Ruffo's mysterious past.
John Ruffo appeared to be living an unremarkable life. But there was another John Ruffo, who was anything but ordinary. His life was a hall of mirrors littered with secret identities, unlikely affiliations, outrageous allegations, and bogus companies.Watch Now:Amazon
John Ruffo told many outlandish lies: that he was captured in Vietnam, he recovered stolen plutonium, and had seen aliens in Area 51. But is it possible that some of what he said was actually true?
In the mid-nineties, John Ruffo, an unexceptional computer salesman from Queens, pulls off one of the largest bank frauds in history: a heist of more than $350 Million.