Pop quiz: you’re a 62 year-old financial services executive and you’ve been convicted of fraud, money laundering and conspiracy for your role in a $2.9 billion fraud and sentenced to 25 years in prison, not to mention ordered to pay $2.38 billion. Do you a) sit around moping in your home in the deceptively named town of Carefree, Arizona, waiting to be hauled off to the big house or b) say fuck it, flee to Mexico, and have yourself declared a fugitive? If you’re Rebecca Parrett, pictured, you’re gonna go with the answer b.
Moving along in the scenario, what do you do when you get there? Lay low, for a while? Not draw attention to yourself? Or live it up while you still can? Again, being Parrett, who’s been married 6 times, you go with door number two, which involves facelifts (as you have a 7th husband to bag) and dancing your ass off.
“She was living in the lap of luxury,” Deputy U.S. Marshal Brian Babtist said in a telephone interview from Columbus. “She was having fun, telling people that she was an American who had testified against several people in a large white-collar crime case. She was trying to stay anonymous and using an alias. I’ve heard that she liked to go out dancing,” Babtist said. “She was getting treatments from a Mexican anti-aging doctor regularly. For somebody who’s on the run, it was pretty good.”