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Sacramento criminal ‘mastermind’ subject of CNBC show ‘American Greed: The Fugitives’

A Sacramento woman was one of the masterminds behind a gang of bank robbers who stole about $2.5 million without firing a shot – and she’s on the loose and is about to be featured on TV.

Niesha Jackson, who police describe as a master of disguise, will be featured on the CNBC show “American Greed: The Fugitives” at 6 and 9 p.m. Wednesday.

According to CNBC, Jackson and her boyfriend masterminded a scheme of exploiting prepaid debit cards, allowing a string of criminals to take thousands of dollars in cash per transaction at banks across the country.

Jackson – dubbed the “bank-robbing babe” – pleaded guilty to bank fraud, but she escaped before sentencing and remains on the loose.

Police were turned on to her and her boyfriend’s activities after some of their cohorts were caught, and the money trail led back to them.

The second part of the show features the story of James Eberhart, who allegedly defrauded more than 800 investors in a telemarketing scheme, taking some for more than $100,000 each.

After years abroad on a sailboat, he was captured and is currently in custody.

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