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“Nigerian Prince” from San Antonio arrested

Posted Tuesday, November 18th 2014 @ 6pm

A San Antonio man, who was busted for his roll in a wire fraud plot that stretched from Arizona to Nigeria, looked less like the so-called Prince in those email scams and more like a homeless bum with stains on his sweatpants.

Gerald Wiley, 42, has been charged with Theft.

Investigators say he is what is commonly called the Money Mule.  Someone broke into the victim’s email account… and used it to make a wire transfer to Wiley’s bank account.

“Mr. Wiley then took a cut of that money and sent the rest to Nigeria,” Officer Doug Greene tells News Radio 1200 WOAI.

The victim in this case was in Arizona, but investigators believe there are more people across the country who fell victim to the scam.  As many as ten people are believed to be part of the scam.

“We want the public to be aware of these situations,” Officer Greene said. “If they see something too good to be true, promising a certain amount of money, it’s too good to be true.”

Wiley is also being investigated by the FBI’s cyber crime task force and could face federal charges.

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