John Joseph Duggan, 58, of Kent Road North, had failed to appear at a fraud hearing scheduled to take place at Leeds Crown Court on March 6.
The court issued a warrant for his arrest, but police had been unable to trace him.
North Yorkshire Police today said that Duggan was arrested by North Wales Police on Friday.
A spokesman said Duggan had also been sentenced in his absence during a hearing at Leeds Crown Court on April 26.
He was given 66 months in prison for fraud offences.