Committing financial crimes in the diaspora seems to be a pretty lucrative job for some of our compatriots who travel there — at least until they get caught.
One Ghanaian made such a name in Britain committing financial crimes and another in Connecticut is also making the motherland proud.
Kwadjo Osei-Wusu of Manchester, Connecticut was arrested by authorities for hacking into a retirement account and making away with $300,000 of someone else’s hard earned money.
The hacking was done in 2014 and after that he constructed an elaborate scheme for the money to be withdrawn without drawing too much attention.
The stolen money was first deposited into several fraudulent accounts which were then later withdrawn and given to Kwadjo.
That was until his luck run out and he was arrested last week. He was arraigned before court and charged with money laundering, larceny and conspiracy to commit identity theft.
He’s being held on a $450,000 bail.