Sunday, October 18, 2009

If it sounds too good to be true....

Well, Nigeria isn't so far away after all.

And of course, the actual perpetrators are still in Nigeria, or wherever, and are untouched and unscathed.

Converse man faces charges in bogus money-order scam

A Converse man is in federal custody as part of an investigation into a so-called Nigerian scam that discovered more than $273,000 in counterfeit money orders headed for U.S. residents.

Zarnell Orlando Wilson, 47, is charged with dealing in counterfeit securities and a separate charge of possessing phony securities. Because Wilson's public defender was not ready for a bail hearing Friday, a federal magistrate judge sent Wilson back to jail until a hearing this week.

Wilson, according to a court affidavit filed by agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, is a middleman recruited by con artists in Nigeria.

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