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$100,000 reward for optometrist linking police to fugitive

An Australian optometrist could hold the key to locating a fugitive wanted for more than a decade on two counts of conspiracy to murder, with police offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to his capture.

Graham Gene Potter was last seen in Tully, Queensland, in 2010 when he ordered and paid for a pair of glasses that he never collected.

The Victorian Police Fugitive Task Force would like optometrists to search their records for clients with his script – or similar as it may have changed during the past 10 years – believing it could help lead them to the 63-year-old, born 17 October 1957.

Potter, believed to be myopic, uses the aliases Jim Henderson, John Page and Peter Adams. His 2010 prescription was R -1.75 -0.75 x5, L -1.75 -0.50 x174. His pupillary distance was 64. His previous frames were Eschenbach model 820519 size 54-18 colour 30.

The photos above depict the frames he ordered: Eschenbach model 820519 size 54-18 colour 30.

Police believe Potter will use any name and likely pay cash for a consultation and glasses.

“Potter failed to appear on bail at Melbourne Magistrates Court on 1 February 2010 in relation to two charges of conspiracy to murder and has a prior conviction for murder,” a police statement said.

“[We are] appealing for assistance from optometrists to locate Graham Gene Potter and have offered a $100,000 reward for information leading to his capture.”

When last sighted, Potter had dyed brown hair, a ginger beard and wore glasses, and was of medium to solid build and about 175 centimetres tall.

Any information can be passed onto Crime Stoppers phone 1800 333 000 or Detective Brendan Finn.

Email: Brendan.finn@police.vic.gov.au