FBI busts Nigerian Internet syndicate over multimillion-dollar fraud
Bakare, Sangode, and Adeyinka
A syndicate of Nigerian unemployment fraudsters has been busted by the FBI and other law enforcement agencies in the United States, court documents seen by Peoples Gazette said.
The suspects, identified in court filings as Quazeem Owolabi Adeyinka, Ayodeji Jonathan Sangode, and Olamide Yusuf Bakare, were broken up last week, with authorities saying they stole over $2.6 million in bogus unemployment insurance claims.
The suspected Internet crooks used an address in Hyattsville, Maryland, to rake in about $1.4 million in unemployment benefits from California, Arizona, Maryland, and North Carolina. At least $1.2 million of the theft was received from California’s Employment Development Department alone, according to court records.