FBI says Solon fugitive may have shaved his goatee

2:16 PM, Jul 23, 2013   |    comments
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SOLON -- The FBI says Alex Spirikaitis may have shaved his goatee since going on the run. The FBI is still looking for him.

He is described as 5'11," approximately 225 lbs, with green eyes and he is bald. He is known to wear a goatee, but his facial hair may have changed.

A federal arrest warrant has been issued for Spirikaitis for false credit institution entries.

Back on June 17, the FBI surrounded his house in Solon.

The FBI says it determined that a home on Liberty Drive in Solon was empty around 11 a.m. The home had been surrounded since late Tuesday night when a man barricaded himself inside.

Spirikaitis was the CEO of the Taupa Lithuanian Credit Union on E. 185th Street in Cleveland. Regulators closed the credit union last week said FBI Special Agent Vicki Anderson, after it, "had no prospect for restoring viable operations."

"It's a very large house so it took a lot of time to go through. Our tactical teams are very methodical," said Anderson of the search. "There were indications by the family members...that he was inside," she said. "We're all disappointed. Everybody believed him to be in there."

Anderson said no one has seen the man for several days.

Reward money is available for tips that lead to his arrest and prosecution. You can anonymously contact the Cleveland office of the FBI at 216-522-1400.

The credit union served more than 1,100 members and had assets of more than $23 million. Member deposits are federally insured by the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund up to $250,000.

NCUA's Asset Management and Assistance Center will issue correspondence to individuals holding verified share accounts in the credit union within one week.

Members with additional questions about their insurance coverage may contact the center toll free at 877-715-0777 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., Eastern.

Individuals may also visit this website at any time for more information about their insurance coverage. Taupa Lithuanian was chartered in 1984 to serve the Lithuanian community of Cleveland and Northeast Ohio.


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