FBI Declares Nigerian Wanted For Alleged $5mn Scam

Posted on April 16, 2017

Kelechi Declan James

The United States Federal Bureau of Investigations, FBI, has declared a Nigerian, Kelechi Declan James, wanted.

The FBI made this known on its Twitter handle and its website on Friday.

According to the FBI, the accused has federal criminal charges against him from an investigation by FBI New York’s Cyber Crime Task Force.

As alleged in a complaint sworn out of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, James, along with four other co-conspirators, ran an e-mail compromise scheme that resulted in losses of more than $5 million for their victims.

 

As part of scheme, the suspect and his co-conspirators allegedly defrauded victims across the U.S. by tricking them into wiring money to bank accounts the victims believed were owned by friends or business associates.

They did this in two ways: by overtaking an e-mail account of an individual trusted by the victim and then requesting money be wired to a bank account; or by developing a relationship of trust with victim like an Internet romance and then asking the victim to wire money, the American agency said.

As soon as the money was wired, it would be moved from one account to another, and the funds would be withdrawn.

James’s role in this scheme was to withdraw the money from bank accounts, the FBI said.

“James is known to frequent the Brooklyn neighborhoods of East New York (Crescent Street and Loring Avenue; Vermont Street between Blake Avenue and Dumont Avenue), Brownsville, Bedford-Stuyvesant (MacDougal and Hull Streets), Crown Heights (Park Place and Utica Avenue), Flatbush (E 29th and Avenue D), and East Flatbush (East 51st and Winthrop Street),” the agency said.

The FBI offered a $1,000 reward for information that leads to his arrest.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Latest News

The Afenifere Renewal Group, ARG, says it is appalled by the National Assembly’s reduction... Continue
As investigations on the past activities of the arrested daredevil kidnap kingpin, Chukwudi Dumeme... Continue
The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly,  Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, has... Continue
CYRIACUS IZUEKWE A corpse of an unidentified young lady suspected to have been murdered... Continue
The Special Adviser to President Mohammadu Buhari on Political Affairs, Senator Babafemi Ojudu has... Continue
The Deputy Commissioner of Police, Lagos State in charge of Administration, Dansuki Galadanchi, had... Continue
The Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) has arrested a soldier in Lagos... Continue
CYRIACUS IZUEKWE Suspected kidnappers who allegedly abducted a catholic priest has demanded a whopping... Continue
CYRIACUS IZUEKWE Following the declaration of Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 June, 2017 by... Continue
Nigerian pop star, Wizkid has won the BET award for the Best International Act... Continue

NTEL ADVERT

Follow Us @pmexpressng