Before escaping, Allan May stole $700,000 in a fraud scheme he ran while behind bars, according to a federal indictment.

COLORADO, USA – A man on the run after escaping from Englewood Federal Correctional Institution is now accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in a scheme he ran while behind bars. The US Marshals Service announced.

On February 10, 2012, Alan May, 58, was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison after being convicted of mail fraud in the Northern District of Texas.

He was sent to the US Bureau of Prisons to serve his sentence, and in January 2018 he was transferred to the Englewood Federal Correctional Institution.

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On December 21, 2018, staff conducted an inmate count and noticed that May was missing. A fugitive warrant was subsequently obtained and May has been actively sought by US Marshals ever since.

On June 22 of this year, a federal grand jury in Colorado returned an indictment charging May with 10 counts of wire fraud and seven counts of mail fraud.

The indictment alleges that while May was incarcerated, he identified several companies that owed unclaimed oil and gas royalties and then filed false documents to represent those companies in order to claim oil and gas royalties.

In total, between mid-2016 and late 2018, May is believed to have received more than $700,000 in fraud.

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In addition to fraud, May was charged with absconding in 2018.

U.S. Marshals are asking the public to help find May and are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for any information leading to his arrest.

May is described as a white man, about 6’1″ tall and about 200 pounds, with green eyes and brown/blonde hair. He is known to regularly take steps to change his appearance.

Anyone with information on May’s whereabouts can send information to the U.S. Marshals Service.

Tips can be submitted directly and anonymously by downloading the US Marshals Service MS tips app. It is also available online at or by calling 1-877-WANTED2.

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