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As of the date of entry, all persons depicted are being sought by law enforcement for valid outstanding warrants or as a suspect in a crime for identification purposes. Do not attempt, under any circumstances, to apprehend any persons depicted. All persons may be considered armed and dangerous by law enforcement. No part of this information may be reproduced without express written permission from the National Check Fraud Center.

Lee Sweeney Cowan is wanted by the Newport Beach Police Department on four felony warrants for various fraud charges. Three of the warrants have no bail and the fourth has bail set at $100,000.00. All warrants are in NCIC.

He was recently seen in the 4800 blk.of Kirby in Houston Texas. He likes nice hotels and usually drives nice, expensive cars. He is probably driving a rental car. Most likely, he is using some name other than Lee Cowan. He is well spoken and very friendly.

Please check your guest rosters and post this bulletin where other employees only may review it.

If you locate this SUSPECT or have any information at all please contact Detective Jerry Lowe of the Newport Beach Police Department as soon as possible at (949) 644-3799, Police Dispatch (949) 644-3717, pager (949) 719-5347

Cowan.jpg Wanted for: FELONY FRAUD
Name: Lee Sweeney Cowan DOB: 04-16-52
  Sex: Black Male
Hair: Black Eyes: Brown Build: Slender
Height: 5' 11" Weight: 135 lbs  
Description: None

UPDATE: July 10, 2000

Lee Cowan has been arrested and is in custody in Broward County, Florida. He will be extradited to California after serving his time on a number of charges in Florida.

Submitted By:

Newport Beach Police Department
Crime Analysis Unit
870 Santa Barbara, P.O. Box 7000
Newport Beach, CA 92658-7000

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