Fugitive treasure hunter who found ‘Ship of Gold’ nabbed after two years on lam – Fox News

1/29/2015 – A legendary treasure hunter who found a shipwreck containing as much as 10 tons of gold, then allegedly cheated his investors out of their cut and disappeared, has been nabbed after more than two years on the run, authorities said.

The U.S. Marshals Service tracked down Tommy Thompson, 62, at a hotel in Palm Beach County, Florida, and arrested him Tuesday, said Brian Babtist, a senior inspector in the agency’s office in Columbus, Ohio, where a federal civil arrest warrant was issued for him in 2012 after he failed … read more.

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