district judge sentenced 42-year-old Victor Oyewumi Oloyede to 234 months (19 years, 6 months) in prison, followed by four years of supervised release, for conspiracies to commit wire fraud and money laundering, and for aggravated identity theft arising from a scheme to defraud vulnerable victims of millions of dollars. State’s Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland says from January 2011 to May 18, 2015, “members of the conspiracy searched online dating websites to initiate romantic relationships with vulnerable male and female individuals.
The witnesses say that the conspirators used fake hospital bills, plane trips to visit the victims, problems with overseas businesses and foreign taxes to convince them to send money.
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Last September, we brought you an online dating tale with a happy ending: guy falls in love with a buxom blonde/millionaire heiress who friends him on Facebook, gets ready to send her a wad of cash so she can supposedly come to the US (which she somehow needed in spite of that rich daddy of hers), dumps his fiancée, and gets saved in the nick of time by aforementioned dumped fiancée. Last year the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) took in reports from 2,620 Australians who’d lost almost million to dating and romance scams. Armstrong told her story to police, researchers and the ACCC during a Queensland University of Technology symposium on romance fraud. Armstrong’s story: 5 years ago, at the age of 53, she signed up to a dating site.
According to the evidence presented at trial, and co-conspirators’ plea agreements, from January 2011 to May 18, 2015, members of the conspiracy searched online dating websites to initiate romantic relationships with vulnerable male and female individuals.
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GREENBELT, Md (WJZ) — A man from Laurel has been sentenced to over 19 years in federal prison for defrauding victims of millions of dollars through an internet dating scam. Benson Ogundele, 58, of , were also convicted for their roles in the fraud scheme. They phoned, emailed, texted and used internet chat messenger services to form romantic relationships with the victims, who lived in Maryland and around the country.” According to the States’s Attorney’s Office, witnesses testified that members of the conspiracy used false stories and promises to convince the victims to provide money to the conspirators.
Grimm has sentenced Gbenga Ogundele aka Benson Ogundele, age 58; of Laurel, Maryland to 234 months in prison, and sentenced his wife, Moji Popoola, aka Mojisola Oluwakemi Tin Popoola/Moji T.