A Maryland man accused of putting in place a fraudulent credit score account to gather $112,454 worth of MacBook Pro laptops was arrested Saturday through state police at the FedEx facility in Hempfield in which he went to retrieve 28 computer systems, according to court files.
Zack A. Adeoye, 51, a local of Nigeria who now lives in Upper Marlboro, Md., turned into arrested at 1:40 p.M. Saturday by means of undercover country troopers after allegedly trying to drive off with the most recent shipment of laptops despatched to the ability below an alias call, according to court papers filed with South Huntingdon District Judge Charles Moore.
Adeoye changed into arraigned on expenses of identification robbery and receiving stolen property. He changed into ordered held inside the Westmoreland County Prison after failing to publish $100,000 bail.
Trooper Steven Papuga stated in court docket files troopers had been tipped closing month through government in Illinois that Adeoye had installation a bogus online credit score account via an Illinois firm figuring out himself below an alias as leader financial officer of a company in Donora.
Papuga stated police in Carol Stream, Ill., pronounced Adeoye had used the account to attain 30 laptop computer systems shipped to the FedEx facility in Hunker in January. Papuga stated Adeoye picked up the shipment before it becomes added to the bogus Donora deal with, but the Illinois firm, Zones Inc., in no way received payments.
Adeoye placed a 2nd order using the same account, and Papuga stated Carol Stream police asked troopers to assist when he arrived regionally to pick out up the bundle. Papuga said when Adeoye arrived at FedEx, he became first met through a supervisor of the transportation firm.
Adeoye furnished FedEx officials with a “counterfeit” worker card listing his own call, however “associated he became there to select up a package deal for another worker.”
When Adeoye attempted to force from the FedEx facility with the package, he becomes stopped by using nation police.
“Upon contact with (Adeoye) he said that he meant to take the laptops to Maryland to have them shipped to Houston, Texas. Upon attempts to similarly query the defendant about his information, (Adeoye) refused to offer in addition info without an attorney,” Papuga wrote.
Adeoye has a document for identification robbery in Maryland, consistent with Papuga.
A preliminary listening to is tentatively scheduled March thirteen.