Fugitive and wannabe eye Costa Rica as home

These guys are not exactly the type the tourism institute is seeking to visit here.

One is fleeing five felony fraud counts in Wisconsin. He is believed to have fled here. The other is accused of trying to break out of a Pennsylvania jail where he is being held in lieu of $5 million bail and facing 200 charges of sex related crimes, including rape of children.

The fraud suspect is David A. Pierce, 39, according to the GazetteXtra.com in Janesville, Wisconsin. He is accused of not finishing a $5 million project and over-billing a customer, the Janesville Gazette subsidiary said. His lawyer said he had taken off to Costa Rica.

The alleged pedophile is facing 1,000 years in prison, said the PhillyBurbs.com Web site. The man, Walter Meyerle, 34, planned to fake an illness and have friends free him at a hospital, said the allegations, according to the Web site. Once free he planned to flee here, it added.

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