Ghanaian jailed in the US for identity theft and visa overstay

Ghanaian jailed in the US for identity theft and visa overstay

-A Ghanaian living in the USA, Stephen Okyere Buda, has been jailed for two years

- He was charged with identity theft and visa overstay

- Computers and a printer were seized when his room was searched

A Ghanaian living in the United States of America, Yaw Okyere, has been jailed for two years.

Okyere, also known as Stephen Okyere Buda, was thrown into jail for identity theft and visa overstay.

The Ghanaian, who is living in Worcester, will be subject to deportation proceedings, according to US authorities, upon completion of his sentence.

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In January 2018, Okyere pleaded guilty to possession of five or more false identification documents and aggravated identity theft, the Telegraph reported.

According to a Pulse.com.gh report, he was arrested and charged with the offence in March 2018.

Federal agents searched his apartment in Worcester, where they seized computers and a printer.

An initial forensic review of one of the computers revealed files containing more than 180 Massachusetts driver’s licenses with various names and photographs, the U.S. attorney’s office said.

During the execution of the search warrant, agents interviewed Okyere, who told them he was a citizen of Ghana and had arrived in the United States a few years earlier on a visa.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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