Nigerian ID Theft Gang In New York Rip Off US Soldiers-Scam Claims 60 Victims,

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STATEN ISLAND, NY – Richmond County District Attorney Daniel M. Donovan, Jr. and NYPD Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly today announced the indictment of 18 individuals as part of a multi-million dollar identity theft scam which victimized 27 banks and 60 individual victims, including 20 members of the military stationed at Fort Hood, some deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Among the defendants, 15 were arrested and arraigned Tuesday or are pending arraignment Wednesday in State Supreme Court as part of a 66-count indictment. As part of the investigation, an additional 15 individuals have been indicted on lesser charges.

District Attorney Donovan stated, “These arrests are the culmination of an investigation which began in March 2008, following reports of fraudulent checks being laundered through Staten Island banks. That investigation, through the use of wiretaps and search warrants uncovered a nationwide confederacy of scam artists who engaged in wide-spread identity theft which yielded proceeds of at least a million dollars a year, and well over $2 million during the course of the investigation. While identity theft is enough of a violation of someone’s privacy, these individuals also targeted members of our military at Fort Hood in Texas, some bound for Iraq and Afghanistan, at the time of last November’s tragic shootings and its immediate aftermath.”   Read More:

Published at: 10:13 PM, 18/06/2010 (8 years ago)
Author: AfricanNewslive
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