23 August 2019
A 30-year-old Ghanaian man has been arrested in the US for allegedly stealing people’s identities and creating false accounts through mobile phone companies in order to buy devices.
The Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department, West Virginia said Daniel Acheampong is just one of the people being investigated for stealing people’s identities and creating false accounts through mobile phone companies.
From June 11th–20th, deputies intercepted packages of the fraudulently purchased phones being delivered as part of the scheme, a release said. It also said that Acheampong was arrested when he retrieved the phones from his porch.
The Ghanaian man has been charged with grand larceny, fraudulent schemes and attempted grand larceny and arraigned in the Monongalia County Magistrate Court.
Acheampong is currently being held in North Central Regional Jail on a $45,000 bond.