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FBI looking for man with ties to Augusta area

UPDATE: Suspect was arrested in Texas in 2008.

The public's help is being sought in finding a man wanted by the FBI.

Anthony Russo, supervisory senior resident agent of the FBI office in Augusta, identified the man wanted as Sabra Johnson, who last was seen in the Augusta area during the summer of 2006.

Mr. Johnson was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 12, 2006 on charges of wire fraud and aggravated identity theft, Agent Russo said. A warrant subsequently was issued for his arrest by court officials with the U.S. Southern District of Georgia.

The criminal allegations reportedly arise from Mr. Johnson's affiliation with a non-profit religious outreach program known as Tour of Hope, Inc., Agent Russo added.

Mr. Johnson is known to have ties to such cities as Columbia, South Carolina, Charlotte North Carolina and Atlanta.

"The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading directly to the arrest of Sabra Johnson," Agent Russo said.

Mr. Johnson is known to use a host of aliases. Some of those names include: Stephen Jenkins, Steve Jenkins, Pastor Johnson, Sebriele Johnson and Sebriele Harrison Johnson.

FBI agents believe he may be living and traveling with his wife, identified as Mattilda Bennett-Johnson.

The suspect has held such occupations as pastor, restaurant owner and entrepreneur, according to the FBI.

Mr. Johnson is described as a black male, standing 5-10, weighing between 160 and 200 pounds with brown eyes and black hair.

Anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of the suspect is urged to contact the FBI office in Augusta at 706-722-3702 or the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

UPDATE: Suspect was arrested in Texas in 2008.

Web posted on Thursday, December 27, 2007

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