Alison Krauss Imposter Arrested After Skipping Court Date, Going Missing
A woman claiming to be Alison Krauss is behind bars. Peggy Sue Evans was arrested in New Mexico, where she had been on the run for more than two weeks. A warrant was issued for her arrest after she skipped a probation hearing in Arkansas on Sept. 18.
The 53-year-old is accused of scamming 75-year-old Don Fulton out of his life savings. The two met on a dating website after Fulton's wife passed away. Evans claimed to be Krauss in order to get Fulton to marry her.
“I lost my wife back last June the 18th, and I was getting lonely, and I was looking for some friendship,” he tells Albuquerque's KRQE.
But only a few months into their marriage, Evans convinced the elderly man to sign the deed of his house to her and list her as an heir on his will. She also drained his bank account.
Evers pleaded guilty to the crime in January. She was given eight years probation and ordered to pay more than $70,000 in restitution. She was found in a motel in New Mexico and is currently being held without bond at the Metro Detention Center in Albuquerque. She will be extradited to Arkansas, where she will learn her punishment for breaking her probation.