The long criminal career of a white-collar con man:

Natalie Sellner married Soutar a month after meeting him in Albuquerque in the summer of 1993, according to records. She flew to Germany at his urging in September. Soutar told Sellner he would meet her there for the vacation but never showed up. When she returned her possessions and money were gone. She annulled the marriage, filed for bankruptcy and requested a court order him to pay her $75,000 in damages.

The law was slowly catching up with the elusive con man. He faced a 1992 grand jury indictment for assault along with a September 1994 grand jury indictment on 12 counts of fraud, forgery and embezzlement.