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Manteca trio indicted in Nigerian scam

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi woman first believed to be a victim of a Nigerian scam has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Gulfport along with a Nigerian man and five others.

Court documents show Ann Louise Franzen, of Kiln, was considered a victim in 2012 when authorities learned she had received $3.1 million in counterfeit checks and money orders.

But a 19-count indictment alleges Franzen was part of an Internet-based scheme to defraud others through work-at-home and secret-shopper scams. According to the indictment, the scheme allegedly involved bogus checks, money orders and traveler’s checks and the purchase of “high dollar” items with fraudulent credit card accounts.

The indictment was unsealed this week.

Others indicted were Funso Hassan of Nigeria; Gary Melvin Barnard, Shawn Ann White and Michele Gayle Fee, all of Manteca, California; Anthony Shane Jeffers of Maryville, Tennessee; and Tanya Lynn Thomas of Reno, Nevada, and Turlock, California.

Hassan was taken into custody on a criminal complaint June 2 when he flew into the U.S. He is held without bond. Hassan pleaded not guilty Wednesday. His trial date was set on a court calendar that starts Oct. 5.

Court records show arrest warrants have been issued for the others.

Homeland Security Investigations alleges Hassan and others directed the shipping of counterfeit checks and the purchases and reshipping of expensive clothes, jewelry, purses, computers and cellphones bought with fraudulent credit cards.

Illegal proceeds were wired or shipped to others in Nigeria, China, Ghana, Haiti, South Africa, Philippines and the United Arab Emirates.

The indictment alleges the conspiracy ran about four years, from Aug. 13, 2011, through June 3.

Each defendant is charged under the indictment with attempt and conspiracy to commit fraud, conspiracy to commit offenses against the U.S. and money laundering.

Thomas also faces 16 counts of fraud. Jeffers and Barnard each face 10 fraud counts. Hassan and Franzen face six fraud counts.

The indictment alleges Hassan and others sent emails to find their victims, who received bogus checks, deposited them at their banks and sent most of the money to others.

The indictment said Franzen and Jeffers designed and made the bogus checks for distribution throughout the U.S., and Barnard, Thomas and Jeffers mailed fake checks to 11 South Mississippi victims.

Court documents allege customs agents in Los Angeles in 2012 intercepted bogus checks from Malaysia in a package addressed to Bowen Consulting at Franzen’s home address. The same year, she allegedly received bogus checks from Nigeria in a package labeled “local soap and sponge herbs.”

When questioned, Franzen relinquished 671 bogus checks written against various banks and 646 fake money orders, an HSI agent’s sworn statement said.

Emails link her to Hassan, who used a different name online, the indictment said. In one email, she reportedly asked him to retype instructions for mystery-shopper jobs.

The indictment said agents seized more than $1.1 million in fake checks from Thomas’ home and about the same amount in bogus checks from the home of Barnard and White.

White and Fee are alleged to have used a fake ID to handle wire transfers. Fee also allegedly received six fake identification documents and 550 bogus checks.

http://www.mantecabulletin.com/section/1/article/126833/

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Woman Detained on Suspicion of Forgery

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This is from the news today, this time, the news is from the USA.
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A Springfield woman detained on suspicion of forgery Tuesday afternoon was released after investigators determined she was involved in a Nigerian Internet scam.
Police were sent to Williamsville State Bank, 1748 Wabash Ave., about 1:30 p.m. after the 48-year-old woman tried to cash six postal money orders totaling $5,400. Bank employees realized there was a problem with the money orders and notified police.

After being questioned by investigators from the police department and the U.S. Postal Service, the woman was released. A police report on the incident did not elaborate on why she was let go, but it did say the woman told police she had received an e-mail offering her a job cashing money orders that would be sent to her, and that she could keep 10 percent of the money if she sent the rest back.

Detectives apparently believed the woman, who is unemployed, did not understand she was participating in a scam and released her.

source–Springfield state journal register
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Student Convicted of Posing as CBN Governor to Scam Woman in $27,000 Case

 Hi. this is another recent news item from the papers in Nigeria.hope you find it interesting.  regards. alan.(ps-get more information at www.elovedeceptions.com)

A 200-level student of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Muniru Adigun, has been sentenced to seven and half years imprisonment by an Ikeja High Court presided over by Justice Monike Obadina.

The accused, who was standing trial with another accused person, Emeka Ekeh over a five-count charge of conspiracy to obtain money by false pretences and forgery levelled against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), pleaded guilty to the charge while his accused counterpart Emeka, pleaded not guilty.

The EFCC prosecutor, Mr. Kayode Oni, told the court that the accused, who operated with the name of the CBN Governor, Professor Charles Soludo, together with the second accused, conspired to obtain 1,300 US dollars under false pretence from one Vicky Deschene, an American citizen, as processing fee for the transfer of 27,000 US dollars to her in the United States.

The sum was claimed by the accused to have been recovered from a Nigeria fraudster that obtained the sum of 33,000 US dollars from the American.

The prosecutor also told the court that the accused also forged a Union Bank Nigeria Plc’s draft in the name of one Douglas Schrether for the sum of 750,000 US dollars purported to have been issued by the bank.

The defence counsel , Mr. Tunde Adesanya, pleaded with the judge to tempter justice with mercy and that the accused was influenced by his friend and has shown remorse for his action.

The judge, while giving her ruling, said she accepted the guilty plea of the accused and convicted him as charged. She said the accused should have concentrated on his studies at the university to earn a degree and livelihood through lawful means, but because he had shown remorse for his action, she would be lenient with him.

She, however, sentenced him to 18 months imprisonment for each count without option of fine. The sentence will run concurrently.

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