Nigerian born sophisticated con artist,fled Florida in August 2008 amid an intense FBI investigation, has been caught in Sydney, Australia and sent back to the U.S. to face a string of fraud charges.
He has been FBI’s most wanted list for several years for his alleged involvement in the US financial industry out of tens of millions of dollars.
He became one of the world’s most successful cyber scammer, a criminal genius who used his talents to affect poorly regulated banking and credit system.
Ha stole a confirmed $44 million, according to the FBI in less than 3 yeras,
All he needed was an Internet connection and a cellphone.
The FBI’s website now lists Onwuhara as captured, but with scant detail of the arrest. They were offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to his arrest and conviction.
He was described as “a key member of a group of Nigerians who allegedly have been conducting fraudulent banking activities from Florida and Texas, since 2005. It is alleged that the group has been using online Internet databases to steal victims’ identities. Once acquired, they allegedly use the victims’ information to gain access to the victims’ Home Equity Line of Credit accounts and wire transfer the money to accounts mainly located overseas, some in the United States.”
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