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The Texas Crime Stoppers and the Abilene Crime Stoppers are similar but different. They're similar in that these criminals are all wanted and a reward will be paid. However, Abilene's Crime Stoppers wanted criminals are wanted by the Abilene Police Department while the Texas Crime Stoppers criminals by the Texas State Troopers.

Reporting wanted criminals whether in Abilene or to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) in Austin, is similar although the reward amounts are different. For some "Texas Wanted Criminals" the DPS offers $7,500 rewards per individual. Please keep in mind that all criminals are very dangerous and you should never try to apprehend them yourself. Always contact law enforcement.

Here's a list of the "Texas Most Wanted Fugitives."

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The Texas Crime Stoppers program offers cash rewards upwards of up to $7500. In order to be eligible for a reward, you must remain anonymous at all times and provide the information that leads to the arrest of the wanted criminal.

This year so far the Texas Department of public safety troopers have arrested over 51 wanted fugitives paying out over $75,000 cash. As I've always said, "if you know something say something and get paid for what you know."

Just remember to remain anonymous and NEVER tried to apprehend any of these criminals they're very dangerous.

To be eligible for cash rewards, tipsters MUST provide information to authorities using one of the following three methods:

DPS Trooper Sgt. Marc Couch says "all tips are anonymous regardless of how they are submitted, and tipsters will be provided a tip number instead of using a name."  Furthermore, DPS investigators collaborate with local law enforcement agencies to choose which criminals to put on the "Texas Top 10 Most Wanted" list. 

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