Nigerian Damilola Samuel Jailed In U.S. For ATM Fraud, To Be Deported

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A Nigerian citizen in U.S. Damilola Bamidele Isaac Samuel, has been sentenced to federal prison for ATM fraud.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Samuel, 22, was convicted in Shreveport, Louisiana for using fraudulent ATM bank cards to steal more than $260,000 from dozens of bank customers.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

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.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

U.S. Attorney David C. Joseph disclosed the judgement in a statement on Thursday.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

He said Samuel will face deportation proceedings after serving his term.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

According to court documents, Samuel conspired with others to steal money from Regions Bank customers.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Authorities said he set up accounts in legitimate bank customers’ names then transferred money from those accounts into fraudulently created accounts.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Multiple times, Samuel was seen on surveillance cameras using ATM cards associated with the fraudulent accounts, the news release said.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Samuel pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud on Dec. 10, 2019.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

The judgement was delivered on Monday.(Wapbaze_Copyright)


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