A former Quaker minister from Oskaloosa who was convicted of bilking investors of millions has been captured in Texas after his second attempt to elude authorities.
Fifty-seven-year-old Scott Hinkley, Senior, has been on the U.S. Marshals Top Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list and he was picked up by border agents in Laredo, Texas this past Sunday.
In 2001, Hinkley pleaded guilty to mail fraud and money laundering. This was after Hinkley was caught on a yacht in the Carribbean where he’d been on the lam with a load of cash. He stole millions of dollars from hundreds of people who “invested” in a housing scheme. Hinkley was released from a federal prison in March of 2004 and was put on parole. He was supposed to check in regularly with a parole officer, but authorities think he left West Des Moines, where he had been living, sometime in June of 2004.
Last week, U.S. Marshals got a tip that Hinkley had fled to Mexico, then on Sunday Hinkley turned himself in to U.S. authorities at the border. According to U.S. Marshals, Hinkley had 40 dollars in U.S. currency, a Mexican calling card, and a pack of cigarettes when he was taken into custody.