Rebecca Parrett's Mexico Dancing Days Are Over: $1.9 Billion Fraudster Deported to U.S.

Rebecca Parrett enjoyed dancing, anti-aging treatments hiding at Mexican resort.

ByABC News
October 20, 2010, 2:38 PM

Oct. 29, 2010— -- Rebecca Parrett may have seemed like a typical retired expatriate in the small resort town of Ajijic, Jalisco, in central-western Mexico.

But, Parrett, a fugitive of two and a half years, was living under a made-up identity, escaping U.S. officials and a 25-year prison sentence.

Parrett fled in March 2008 after a jury in Columbus, Ohio, convicted her of charges including securities fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy in a $1.9 billion corporate fraud case.

Married six times, Parrett left behind her sixth husband, her son from her first marriage and grandchildren.

Her husband, Gary Green, and son, Robert Parrett, could not be reached for comment.

Parrett was the only person to flee her conviction despite being a co-defendant with her former husband, Donald Ayers, and several other executives of a company she co-founded, National Century Financial Enterprises, in Columbus.

National Century was supposed to pay medical companies for future insurance bills and claims to be re-sold as bonds. But the company eventually became a giant Ponzi-like scheme, officials said.

Parrett, apparently, believed otherwise. Her side of the story was highlighted in a 266-page manifesto written after her indictment called, "Victim of Justice."

In the document, Parrett described herself as an innocent woman from West Virginia without a college degree who worked her way up to become a medical billing executive.

"It's very sad to be the victim of a political bureaucracy that has abused its power beyond imagination over and over again," she wrote in the preface. "There were many victims. I am only one small dot on a giant map that the government controls."

Parrett tried to describe the overzealous actions of the government against her and placed blame on the other executives.

"I didn't do any of the things I was accused of doing," she wrote, "yet the government has destroyed everything I worked for my whole life."