GA: Defendants Charged in Widespread Identity Theft Scheme

Opeoluwa Adigun a/k/a Mary Afolabi, age unknown, and Chukwuka Onyekaba a/k/a Gabriel Onyekaba, 32, both of Marietta, Georgia, have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of stealing the identities of more than 80 individuals in the Atlanta metropolitan area and opening credit card accounts, loans, and bank accounts in the names of the stolen identities. Adigun is also charged with immigration, social security, and passport fraud. Adigun and Onyekaba were arraigned today before United States Magistrate Judge C. Christopher Hagy. A detention hearing is scheduled for Friday, May 14, 2010, at 3:00 p.m.

Source: U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Georgia

The Associated Press adds:

Adigun is accused of using a fake name to get a job as a mail carrier in Hiram. Authorities said she then started stealing personal information from more than 80 people along her mail route….

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