Man wanted for theft after faking cancer in money scam

POSTED: Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 3:42pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:54am

KILLEEN -- Killeen Police need your help in locating a 31-year-old man who is wanted for a Felony Theft.

Police say Brian Fisher of Austin lied about being terminally ill and received property and money in excess of $1,500.

Through the investigation detectives were able to determine that Brian Fisher was a false name and his real name is Brian Jeffrey Bonniwell. As a result of Brian Fisher indicating to friends that he was terminally ill with cancer, the “Battle for Brian” benefit car show was held at McLeod’s Auto Sales located at 1609 E. Rancier on March 19, 2011.

Brian Fisher, also known as Brian Bonniwell, received cash proceeds from this benefit totaling more than $1,500 as well as thousands of dollars worth of parts and labor to his vehicle, a 1998 Chevrolet S10.

Several attempts have been made to contact Mr. Bonniwell but detectives are unable to locate him.

Detectives are asking anyone who knows the whereabouts of Brian Jeffrey Bonniwell, also known as Brian Fisher, to call Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online at or text the word KILLEEN with a tip to 274637 (CRIMES).

Brian Jeffery Bonniwell AKA Brian Fisher is a 31 year old white male with brown hair and brown eyes, he stands 5’9” tall and weighs approximately 150 pounds.


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