Aubrey Lee Price

What makeover show in hell?

What makeover show in hell?

Remember Aubrey Lee Price? Georgian banker who screwed investors out of millions, faked his own death, was on the lam for about 18 months, during which time he set up a grow house in Florida and transformed his look from southern banker to the love child of James Lipton and Dave Navarro? Got caught when some local cops pulled him over for having illegally tinted windows? Today he was sentenced to 30 years in prison and will also be ordered to pay approximately $46 million in restitution. How will he come up with the cash? Oh, he’s got a plan. Read more »

The 47-year-old Georgia banker—on the run for 18 months after allegedly bilking investors of millions and faking his own death—was apprehended on New Year’s Eve after cops pulled him over for illegally tinted windows. During his time on the lam, Price was hoarding marijuana plants, according to authorities, and underwent a dramatic physical transformation, forgoing his clean-cut look for longer hair, and a beard and a mustache…After his arrest, Price’s residence in Florida was searched and police found about 225 pot plants growing in the garage and inside an adjacent mobile home, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. Animal control also was called to remove one “pit bull-type dog,” according to authorities. Price was renting the house and was using an alias name, “Jason.” [CNBC, earlier]

Except:

  • Looking up laws regarding tinted windows
  • Coming up with a better disguise than James Lipton Meets Dave Navarro
  • Straying a bit further than two hours from his house, or to a place where local cops wouldn’t be able to recognize him, even with the aforementioned disguise

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