Nigeria man identify as Damilola Bamidele Isaac Samuel has been arrested and sentenced to 2 years 9 months in federal prison for ATM fraud in United states.
According to federal prosecutors, Chief U.S. District Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr. ordered Samuel to serve 33 months and pay $276,790 in restitution.
source said, Multiple times, Samuel was seen on surveillance cameras using ATM cards associated with fraudulent accounts.
According to court documents, Samuel conspired with others to steal money from Regions Bank customers. Authorities said he set up accounts in legitimate bank customers’ names then transferred money from those accounts into fraudulently created accounts.
The 22yrs Samuel , pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud on Dec. 10, 2019. He was convicted in Shreveport, Louisiana for using fraudulent ATM bank cards to steal more than $260,000 from dozens of bank customers.
U.S. Attorney David C. Joseph disclosed the judgement in a statement on Thursday July 23. The judgement was delivered on Monday, July 20.
He added that Samuel will face deportation proceedings after serving his term.