A woman who has been conning men out of money by telling them she's country singer Alison Krauss has been arrested in New Mexico.

Peggy Sue Evers, 53, was taken into custody by police in Albuquerque last week (01Oct14).

Sources tell local news station Krqe that the look-alike had been on the run after she missed a probation hearing in Arkansas, where she stands accused of scamming Don Fulton, 75, of all his money.

According to police reports, Evers met Fulton on a dating website and she convinced him she was the Grammy Award-winning singer by belting out some of Krauss' tunes.

The pair wed shortly after, but a few months into their marriage, Fulton accused Evers of not only using up his life savings, but tricking him into signing his property deed over to her and filing a will on his behalf and naming herself as his heir.

In January (14), Evers was handed eight years of probation and ordered to repay Evers more than $70,000 (Gbp43,750).

She is currently being detained in Albuquerque and will face extradition to Arkansas, where her probation violation sentence will be decided.