FBI searching for Auburn couple after failure to appear

The FBI issued a pair of wanted alerts after an Auburn couple failed to appear in federal court for a sentencing hearing.

Bernard Ross Hansen and Diane Renee Erdmann were both convicted of multiple counts of mail and wire fraud in July 2021.

The FBI believes the couple fled their Auburn home on April 29.

The couple is most likely traveling in a blue 2005 Mazda MPV with Washington license plate CBN0818.

They may also be in a tan 2007 Cadillac CTS with Washington license plate ADK00399.

The FBI believes the couple may be in south King County, but they also have ties to California.

Hansen, 61, has brown hair, green eyes, is 5 foot, 10 inches tall and weighs 270 pounds.

Erdmann, 49, has blonde or auburn hair, green eyes, is 5 foot, 7 inches tall and weighs 170 pounds.

If you have information about this case, call the FBI at 800-CALL-FBI (800-225-5324) or contact the local FBI office.