Alison Krauss Impostor Skips Fayetteville Court Hearing; Arrest Warrant Expected
FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A New Mexico woman convicted of theft after conning a Fayetteville man by pretending to be country music star Alison Krauss skipped a Washington County court hearing on Thursday (Sept. 18), officials said.
Because Peggy Sue Evers skipped the scheduled hearing, a warrant for her arrest is expected to be issued in the next few days, said David Bercaw, Washington County deputy prosecuting attorney. She is believed to be in New Mexico, he said.
Evers was to appear before Circuit Judge Mark Lindsay on Sept. 18 for a hearing on the revocation of her probation, but she failed to appear, Bercaw said.
In January, Evers pleaded guilty in Washington County Circuit Court to theft by deception. She received eight years probation and was ordered to pay nearly $73,000 in restitution to her elderly victim and to return his vehicles within 60 days. Evers also signed the deed to his house back over to him.
In March, she then violated the terms of her probation by not returning the victim’s vehicles within 60 days of her guilty plea, according to court documents
Police said Evers convinced 75-year-old Don Fulton she was Krauss and got him to sign his $245,000 home over to her in 2013. His bank account also fell by $40,000, according to an arrest warrant affidavit in Washington County Circuit Court.
(Evers is seen at left in the photo above. Krauss is at right.)
Fulton later told police he believed Evers was Krauss and that she had changed her name to escape the paparazzi. He also said he signed his home over to Evers so that she could put it in Fulton’s son’s name.
Investigators also discovered that Evers had changed Fulton’s will to give her his money in the event of his death, according to the arrest warrant affidavit. Evers gained control of Fulton’s home by alleging meritless battery accusations against Fulton, police said.