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Woman Allegedly Stole $200,000 Worth of Savings Bonds: Fugitive of the Week

The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is looking for information on Toni Smith-Drake.

The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is looking for information on Toni Smith-Drake, the task force’s fugitive of the week. 

The U.S. Marshals and the United States Secret Service are both looking for Smith-Drake for a variety of charges, according to a press release from the task force.

Smith-Drake is wanted for aggravated identity theft, fraudulent use of someone’s social security number, transportation of stolen property, securities and money, and for forging endorsements on U.S. Treasury Bonds. 

Allegedly, Smith-Drake—along with the help of others—stole and fraudulently negotiated an elderly female’s U.S. Savings Bonds. They were able to get more than $200,000 from the bonds. 

Smith-Drake, 59, is about 5’9” and 250 pounds. She’s thought to be hiding in the Cleveland or Akron areas, and she used to have an address near the 400 block of S. Adams St. in Akron. 

The task force is offering a reward for information that leads to Smith-Drake’s capture. Individuals can call the task force with information at 1-866-4WANTED or text a tip to 847411 (tip411), keyword WANTED. Tips can remain anonymous.

Rachel L. Hall April 11, 2013 at 04:37 AM
I appreciate the fact that in this article the said she "allegedly" did these things. I know what they are saying aren't good if she did it, but some of the articles I have been reading are saying she's guilty and they haven't even got her side of the story. I know this lady. She saved me and made three years of my life much better when I thought I wouldn't make it. She has a big and warm heart...even though she always attempts to hide it! I hope this is all a mistake.

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