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Man charged with $23K social media fraud

Posted at 7:15 AM, Apr 29, 2016
NEW CARROLLTON, Md. (AP) - Maryland State Police have arrested a man they say fraudulently obtained $23,000 from a woman he contacted on social media.
 
The agency said in a news release that 28-year-old Justice Ezuokeaba was arrested Wednesday during a raid at his New Carrollton home.
 
Officers say last year, investigators with the Lexington, Kentucky, Police Department received a report about alleged fraudulent transfer of funds to an account in Maryland. Police say Ezuokeaba contacted a woman on social media asked her for money to ship a package from London to Maryland.
 
Ezuokeaba is charged with theft and theft scheme. He was also charged on a warrant from Kentucky.
 

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