For Immediate Release
|February 20, 2013||DUSM Adrian Collins, Southern District of Texas (361) 533-7522|
|Two George's Theft Suspects Arrested by U.S. Marshals|
Tucson, AZ – The U.S. Marshals
Service in Tucson, AZ arrested Jim Ovecka (49) and Michelle Chapman (54).
They were being sought on Felony Theft charges originating in Nueces County,
Texas. Ovecka and Chapman were operating the Two George's Seafood Restaurant
in Corpus Christi. It is alleged that, in September, 2011 customers of Two
George's Restaurant began to discover fraudulent charges on their credit
cards that totaled well in excess of $100,000 after they had eaten at the
restaurant. This case generated a large amount of local media attention and
the couple fled the area following the airing of the story. The Gulf Coast
Violent Offender and Fugitive Task Force (GCVOFTF) were asked to assist with
the apprehension of the pair. Information was developed that Ovecka and
Chapman had relocated to the Tucson, Arizona area. Following coordination
between the Southern District of Texas and the District of Arizona, Chapman
and Ovecka were arrested in the 4500 block of Mission Rd. in Tucson. They
were taken to the Pima County Jail where they await extradition back to
Nueces County in lieu of $200,000 bond.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.
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