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Sunday, 15 May 2016

Chicago-based Nigerian charged with $600,000 money wire fraud



Samson Alimi, 29, who had been under investigation by the Mount Prospect police since April 2015, has now been charged with scamming people out of over $600,000 via wire transfers.
He was charged with one felony count each of wire fraud, money laundering and continuing a criminal enterprise.

In April 2015, investigators identified Alimi as a suspect in a criminal organization that was running internet scams. Further investigation showed that he had received more than $600,000 in more than 500 MoneyGram money wire transfers over the course of a year from people who were sending money under false pretenses.

When officers arrested him on Thursday, they found 29 fake driver’s licenses with his picture on them and boxes of MoneyGram and Walmart receipts. Alimi, of the 3200 block of West Olive Avenue in Chicago, was ordered held on a $200,000 bond on Friday and is next scheduled to appear in court June 9, 2016.

2 comments:

  1. Na dis kind thieves de spoil d name of Nigeria

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  2. Now he will waste in jail, of what gain

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