Here are 5 women fugitives on the FBI's wanted list in New York. There is a reward of up to $100,000 for the arrests of some of these suspects. Most of these are "cold cases," as many of these women committed crimes decades ago.

1. Ruja Ignatova is known as the "CryptoQueen," but the FBI says that she's the leader of a massive fraud scheme. The Federal Bureau of Investigation added Ruja Ignatova to its 10 Most Wanted Fugitives List on Thursday, June 30, 2022. And to sweeten the deal, it is offering up to a $250,000 reward for information leading to her capture. She has an impressive list of aliases, including Dr. Ruja Ignatova, Ruja Plamenova Ignatova, Ruja P. Ignatova, and "CryptoQueen." The FBI says she was added to the list for her alleged leadership role in a massive fraud scheme that has affected millions of investors across the globe. She allegedly defrauded investors out of $4 billion.

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2. Svetlana Skvortsova is wanted by the FBI for a multitude of charges - Conspiracy to Defraud the United States, Conspiracy to Violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, Bank Fraud Conspiracy, Wire Fraud Conspiracy, Money Laundering Conspiracy, Money Laundering, Conspiracy to Violate the Export Control Reform Act, Smuggling Goods from the United States and Failure to File Electronic Export Information. She was born in Moscow, Russia on January 16, 1981. She has ties to Russia, Brazil, and Germany.

Svetlana Skvortsova is wanted for her alleged involvement in the Russian-backed procurement network Serniya/Sertal from 2017 to 2022. Skvortsova and her co-conspirators allegedly unlawfully sourced, purchased, and shipped military and sensitive dual-use technologies from United States manufacturers to Russian end users. These items included advanced testing equipment used in quantum computing, hypersonic missiles, nuclear weapons development, and other military and space-based military applications.

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3. Cheri Laverne Dalton, from New York, NY, is wanted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. She was allegedly involved in the armed robbery of a Brinks Armored Car on October 21, 1981, in Nanuet, NY. Over a million dollars - $1.6 million, to be exact, was taken during the robbery. Two police officers and a security guard lost their lives in the attack and one guard and two officers were wounded. Dalton was indicted by a federal grand jury on the following charges,

Violations of RICO Statute, Interference with Interstate Commerce by Robbery; Obstruction of Justice; Armed Bank Robbery; Bank Robbery Killings; and Aiding and Abetting.

She is described as a Black female with dark brown hair and brown eyes. She is between 5 feet 8 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 150 pounds. She is presumed to be in Cuba, where she is involved with the hip-hop scene.

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4. Catherine Marie Kerkow is an alleged hijacker. The FBI in New York wants her in connection to the hijacking of Western Airlines Flight 701 on June 3, 1972. The plan was set to fly from L.A. to Seattle. Kerkow was a member of the Black Panthers. After allowing the passengers to exit the plane, she and another hijacker forced the crew to fly the plane to Algeria. They were granted political asylum for the crime. On January 25, 1975, Kerkow and her accomplice traveled to France, using fake passports. Although her co-conspirator was arrested, her whereabouts remain unknown. She has been charged with air piracy. On June 5, 1972, a federal arrest warrant was issued for her in the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York.

Kerkow is a white woman with brown hair and eyes. She is 115 pounds and stands 5 feet, 5 inches tall.

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5. Donna Joan Borup is wanted, a member of the May 19th Communist Organization, is wanted for allegedly throwing acid into the face of a Port Authority Police Officer. The attack took place at an anti-apartheid protest at JFK International Airport. The incident left the officer partially blind. She was arrested and charged with riot in the first degree and assault in the first degree. She was released on bail but skipped her 1982 trial.

Borup is a white female. She is between 5 feet, 4 inches, and 5 feet, 6 inches tall. Her hair is brown but may be greying with brown or blue eyes.

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6. Ann Kibalo is a mother, who is wanted by the New York office of the FBI for parental kidnapping. On February 3, 2001, she allegedly did not return her daughter Samantha after a court-authorized visit. Her ex-husband, the girl's father, had custody of Samantha. No one has seen Kiablo or her daughter since then. The United States District Court, White Plains, NY, issued an arrest warrant for Kibalo on January 15, 2002. If apprehended, she is facing a charge of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution and possibly other charges.

She is a white woman with brown hair and blue eyes. Kibalo is 5 feet tall and weighs 120 pounds. Ann Kibalo may wear eyeglasses when driving. Her last known address was in New Hyde Park, New York. The Kibalos may be traveling with a 12-pound, red, mini Spaniel dog named Vodka

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7. Flora Mahmood is on the FBI New York's wanted list for parental kidnapping. On November 6, 2004, she allegedly took her son, Mohammad Hussain Metla, Jr. to Dubai. Custody of her son had been granted to the boy's father. A grand jury in Middlesex County indicted her on a charge of interference with custody.

On or about December 15, 2004, it is alleged that Mahmood departed Dubai and traveled to Lahore, Pakistan, where she may still be residing with her son. After a final judgment of divorce was issued between Mahmood and her husband, he was awarded legal and physical custody of the boy. On May 17, 2007, a federal arrest warrant for Mahmood was issued in the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York, Brooklyn, New York. ~ New York FBI

Mahmood is a Central Asian woman. She has black hair and brown eyes. She is 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighs 133 pounds.

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13 Of New York State's Most Wanted Criminals- February 2024

Below are individuals wanted by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision's (DOCCS) Office of Special Investigations who have been designated as its Most Wanted Fugitives. They should be considered armed and dangerous. This list is current as of 2/01/2024:

NEVER attempt to apprehend a fugitive yourself. If you have information on the location of any of these fugitives, you can contact OSI 24 hours a day / 7 days a week to report it. All leads and tips are treated as confidential information.

If an immediate response is necessary, such as you see the wanted person at a location, please call “911” and report it to the police.

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