U.S Based Nigerian Man Who Claims To Be Hurricane Victim, Reportedly Defrauds Red Cross
A U.S Based Nigerian man Olanrewaju A. Beyioku has reportedly been arraigned at a US court due to an allegation linking him with defrauding the American Red Cross after pretending to be a victim of Hurricane Harvey.
Beyioku appeared at the court of law following a charge relating to fraud.
The 38-year-old Beyioku allegedly claimed to be one of the victims who was affected by Hurricane Harvey last year.
He is accused of stealing $3,600 using Federal Disaster Relief vouchers provided by the Red Cross in October.
The loss, according to reports is placed at a sum of $1.3 million. Beyioku reportedly got access to the funds by applying for reference codes.
According to reports, he does this with the help of an accomplice.