"I was so upset that I left printed pictures from John and Julianne posted with a thousand dollar reward in my restuarant window," said Waianae resident and restaurant owner Laura Cristo.
She has been living a nightmare for nearly eight years.
The couple who caused her failing health and financial loss: John and Julianne Demitrion have been on the lam for two years.
Tacos and More opened in 2004.
By then, the man who turned out to be a partner in a financial fraud scheme, had befriended Cristo and her family and introduced her the Demitrions who had been living large, setting up fake buyers and mortgages, taking the titles, and pocketing the money.
"He used my credit and my name and everything so my credit is ruined right now," she said.
For Cristo, she said the Demitrion's partner John Mendoza bought a million dollar house in her name and stole $30,000 from her parents.
"It was horrible," she said, shaking her head in disgust.
"There are good people in Hawaii that entrusted the Demitrions to get them out of a bad mortgage situation. Instead, the Demitrions stole their homes and many people are facing foreclosure as a result. Some of them have even lost their homes," said FBI agent Tom Simon.
More than a dozen people were convicted.