US Arrest Nigerian Man With Ghana And Benin Passport In Connection With $1 Million Scam

A 36 year old Nigerian/US man Arinze Michael Ozor has been apprehended over his involvement and conspiracy in money laundering to the tune of $1million.He was arrested by security officials in Maryland.

US attorney for district of Maryland revealed that Uzor pleaded guilty to the charges of false use of passport and forgery.

He opened 8 drop account with 2 two passport He’s a dual citizen of the U.S. and Nigeria.

He took more than $976,000 from business email compromise schemes and romance fraud schemes and put it in those accounts.

Officials say Ozor used a Ghanaian passport to open five bank accounts and a Beninese passport to open three additional accounts.
in the schemes.

Ozor admitted that he used a Ghanaian passport in the name of Kelvin Green to open the accounts between December 2017 and January 2018.

Although the passport contained purported identifiers for Green, it contained Ozor’s photograph.

Due to fraud suspicions by one of the banks the account was froze . Ozor met with a banker to discuss regaining access to the account and presented the same Ghanaian passport in support of his request.

Ozor further admitted that from March 23, 2018, through May 1, 2018, he used a purported Beninese passport in the name of Jacob Hessou to open accounts at three additional banks.

As with the Ghanaian passport, the Beninese passport contained purported identifiers for Hessou but contained Ozor’s photograph. After thorough investigation it was revealed that he didn’t have valid issued Ghana and Benin passport.

Also, the Kelvin Green Ghanaian passport number and the Jacob Hessou Beninese passport number were issued to other individuals by the respective governments and not to Green or Hessou.
If found guilty he could be sentenced to 10years imprisonment.

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