Oscar Eugene Richardson in 1979(l.) and 2009

A fugitive who led a double life for the last thirty years has pleaded guilty to walking away from a work release program in Florida in 1979.

Oscar Eugene Richardson, 61, lived in Rigedale for several years as Oscar Ward (his father's name) using a fake social security number, according to authorities.

Richardson escaped from a Kissimmee Work Release center in March 1979 after serving two years of a 10-year sentence, for robbing a drug and convenience store in Tampa in two separate holdups in 1977.

Richardson pleaded guilty in January to failure to file state income taxes in 2007, 2008 and 2009 Missouri. He is scheduled to be sentenced on the escape charges June 7th in Florida.

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