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Nigerian National Arrested In US For Allegedly Defrauding 80-year-old Woman Of $31,000

The suspect was charged with first-degree larceny and is being held in lieu of a $50,000 bond.


Enwerem

Dexter Enwerem

A Nigerian national, Dexter Enwerem has been apprehended in Norwish, Connecticut in connection with an international phone scam crime organization.



Enwerem, 34, of 29 Ward St., Norwich, was charged with first-degree larceny and is being held in lieu of a $50,000 bond, according to a Norwich Police Department news release Wednesday, March 24.

Police began investigating a complaint in September 2020 from someone who said their 80-year-old mother-in-law sent money to “unknown individuals for the benefit of ‘helping the homeless.’”

“The victim sent gift cards to suspects totaling $13,500 and an $18,000 money order to a suspect identified as Norwich resident Dexter Enwerem,” 
the release reads.

“After a thorough investigation by Detective Scott Meikle, it was determined Enwerem was part of a Nigerian phone scam crime organization.
" it added.

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