by Staff writer
Jet hire company, Tapjets, has revealed how modern mobile technology helped to detect and trace the fraud that led to the arrest of Nigerian singer, Dammy Krane and his accomplice, Chukwuebuka.
The duo were arrested on June 2, 2017, in Miami, Florida.
Tapjets said the fraud was detected with a small token of authenticity.
“He (Dammy Krane) uses Samsung Galaxy 7, and messages did not come from that phone. However, that same phone was used to place the online order with credit card that does not belong to him,” Head of Flight Safety and Security for Tapjets, Konstantin, revealed.
“Same phone was used to register multiple accounts trying to buy with different cards until one finally worked. However, names did not match to zip codes etc.”
The company revealed that Dammy’s accomplice, Chukwuebuka also tried to purchase flight on another phone with yet another card.
“Total of five cards in an hour till one worked. We are 100 percent confident that our app was on that phone and order was placed via T-Mobile network from cell tower located in Miami area,” Konstantin continued.
“We have coordinates of cell tower and proof that they took a car from that area to Opalacka airport. That’s where the arrest took place.”
The company said it is not proud about the incident, but it wants others to think twice before stealing from companies.
“Technology is very sophisticated and being an airline, we have access to the latest. I hope you can help in spreading the message that we are not on a witch hunt,” Konstantin concluded.
While Chukwuebuka has been released on bail, it was gathered that Dammy who is facing 9 counts of fraud and grand theft is not eligible to bail yet.
However, a defense attorney, Deborah Prager, has now been appointed to represent him.