Ghanaians in foreign countries seem to have a good nose for fraud, whether they were born here or in whatever country they’re in.
Anthony Nyame is the latest member of this hall of fame, after being arrested for duping three clients, including a church, out of about $800,000.
Nyame’s background is not too clear, but he’s a Wall Street financier, CEO of General Capital Corporation. Nyame used his position to dupe his clients by promising them huge sums of money in loans so long as they paid him some collateral upfront.
As mentioned earlier, one of the entities he duped was a church, located in the Bronx, which needed funds to construct a building. He promised to get them the multimillion dollar loan if they handed him $375,000 as collateral. He then deposited the money in his personal bank account.
To make his scheme more realistic, “Nyame sent the clients fake e-mails and documents purportedly from the Treasury Department claiming the loans were being verified and approved,” the New York Post reported.
The 59 year old was finally arrested earlier this week, and arraigned before court on charges of “grand larceny, criminal possession of a forged instrument and scheme to defraud.”, the Post added.