LAS VEGAS (AP) — A fingerprint match in a Las Vegas-area drunken driving case led U.S. authorities to a German fugitive who had been sought for five years in a $100 million international fraud scheme.

Las Vegas police Officer Bill Cassell says it wasn’t until U.S. marshals made the fingerprint match that fugitive hunters realized the 51-year-old man issued a summons in February 2011 was Ulrich Felix Anton Engler.

Engler is accused of also using the names Joseph Miller and Joseph Walter.

He was arrested late Wednesday and is in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody pending transfer to Germany.

Authorities in Nevada are retracing Engler’s steps in Las Vegas.

The FBI and police on Friday seized more than 1,000 pieces of artwork from a storage facility that he rented in nearby Boulder City.


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