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US Police arrest Nigerian woman over alleged $17k fraud

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A Nigerian woman, living in New Jersey has been arrested for allegedly defrauding an American citizen of the sum of $17,000.

According to KLTV, the victim of the alleged fraudster lives in Smith County and had reported the matter to the police in August 2019.

The Smith County Sheriff’s office said it had received a fraud report from a victim in Smith County. The victim reported that she had been contacted by an individual via Facebook who identified herself as a known family member of the victim.

After assuming that the correspondent was genuine, the victim started communicating with the suspect, who made her believe that she was eligible to receive a grant from the United Nations Democracy Fund Program.

Over the course of several weeks, the victim sent a total of $17,000 to the suspect with the promise of receiving a check for $75,000.




After the victim did not receive her promised payment, she contacted her family member by telephone and was then made aware of the fraud.

An investigator, John Partlow, was assigned to the case and he was able to track the fraudulent activity through the bank account number provided to the victim for routing purposes.

He was then able to identify the suspect as one Jumoke Monsurat Ayedun, who resides in Teaneck, New Jersey.

The sheriff’s office said Ayedun is a Nigerian national who is in the US on a visa.

A 241st State District Judge Jack Skeen on September 26, 2019 issued a warrant for the arrest of Jumoke Monsurat Ayeden for the criminal offence of theft from the elderly and a bond of $1,000,000 was set.

Ayedun is currently incarcerated at the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey.

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