Guess they should’ve stuck to their raw foods diet after all, because cooked food did them in!
A former high end raw food restaurateur has finally been arrested after being on the run for nearly a year, in the midst of unpaid wage lawsuits.
Sarma Melngailis, 43, who once ran Manhattan celebrity hang out Pure Food and Wine was tracked to a Holiday Inn in Sevierville, Tennessee after she and husband Anthony Strangis, 35, ordered Domino’s Pizza.
The pair were arrested without incident Tuesday and are being held at Sevier County Jail.
Melngailis is wanted in New York for grand larceny, criminal tax fraud, scheme to defraud, and violation of labor law, Sevierville Police officials told WBIR.
While Strangis is also wanted for grand larceny, scheme to defraud, and violation of labor law.
From January 2014 to January 2015, Melngailis transferred over $1.6 million from the business accounts to her personal bank account, reported New York Daily News.
Melngailis – who also authored several raw food cookbooks – and Strangis took money from investors, didn’t pay $400,000 in taxes and spent $2 million at Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun Casinos, luxury jewelry, trips to Europe and Uber rides.