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Joseph Collins

Real Name: Joseph Collins
Aliases: None known
Wanted For: Theft
Missing Since: 1993

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Details: In 1990, an accident left Jon Carpenter paralyzed without the use of hands or legs. However, he refused to give up in life; he became a full-time student at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. In 1993, Jon hired a man named Joseph Collins as a live-in aide. At first, Jon thought Collins was a trustworthy college guy; he was wrong. Collins stole Jon's ATM card and stole $900 from his bank account. He then burgled Jon's apartment and stole his $44,000 specialized wheelchair van which he used to drive to school. One week later, the van was found abandoned and stripped down.
A trust fund was set up for Jon. Collins is still at large. He is 6'0" and weighs 180 pounds.
Extra Notes: The case was featured as a part of the February 16, 1994 episode.
Results: Wanted
Links: None