A Nigerian citizen in U.S. Damilola Bamidele Isaac Samuel, has been sentenced to federal prison for ATM fraud.
Samuel, 22, was convicted in Shreveport, Louisiana for using fraudulent
ATM bank cards to steal more than $260,000 from dozens of bank
According to federal prosecutors, Chief U.S. District Judge S. Maurice
Hicks Jr. ordered Samuel to serve 33 months and pay $276,790 in
According to court documents, Samuel conspired with others to steal money from Regions Bank customers.
Authorities said he set up accounts in legitimate bank customers’ names
then transferred money from those accounts into fraudulently created
Multiple times, Samuel was seen on surveillance cameras using ATM cards
associated with the fraudulent accounts, the news release said.
Samuel pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud on Dec. 10, 2019.
The judgement was delivered this week.