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20 Aug 2017

2 Nigerian Fraudsters Arrested While Trying To Collect U.S Couples Life Savings

One of Andrea Voss’ retirement goals is seeing different parts of the country, including Hawaii. Andrea and her husband, Steve Voss, are a year and a half into their retirement. .
Last week, they took a trip to Yellowstone, but when they got back on Friday, they noticed there was a serious issue with that money they’ve saved for retirement. Steve Voss said. “I logged into my account and it’s a zero-dollar balance.” .
Added Andrea Voss, “He told me and I was like ‘You’ve got to be kidding. This can’t happen to me. This happens to other people.’” Steve Voss says someone had used his personal details to liquidate their account. .
The check had already gone out. “The package has been sent but redirected from my home for pickup somewhere else,” he said. Unified police said the package hadn’t been picked up yet, so they set up a plan to be there when someone came to get it.

Eventually, police said two men showed up to get the package and were arrested. They said the men had fake out-of-state IDs and a separate 401(k) check from another person. .
Unified police detective Shawn Fausett said all credit is due to the Vosses for checking their account. “If he wouldn’t have checked his balance until (Monday) morning at 9 a.m., it would have been too late because the suspects would have been gone.” .
Police identified the two suspects as Temilade Adekunle and Abdulrasheed Yusuf. They arrested the two for investigation of forgery, ID theft and communications fraud. .
Police believe the two had flown into Salt Lake City to pick up the checks. Officials believe the men were getting ready to leave town again. The total amount between these two checks, police say, was around $120,000. .
Now, the Vosses are extra careful and they hope others will keep an eye out as well. 401(k) is a retirement savings plan sponsored by an employer. It lets workers save and invest a piece of their paycheck before taxes are taken out. Crdt: KSL
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