The Hawks on Friday announced the arrest this week of a woman on the United States’ “most-wanted list” who has been in hiding in South Africa for seven years.
Nichole Michelle King‚ who fled the US just before being sentenced for fraud and embezzlement‚ was apprehended in Brakpan on Wednesday by members of the the Fugitive/ Extradition Unit of Interpol.
“King was arrested in 2006 and was due to be sentenced on December 11‚ 2009‚ when she skipped the country and found a hiding place in South Africa‚” a Hawks statement said.
“In June this year‚ the authorities in USA requested the Interpol unit to arrest and extradite King. The fugitive was arrested at her rental house in Brakpan…and she subsequently appeared before the Brakpan Magistrate’s Court‚ where she was remanded in custody until August 18‚ 2016.”