- Ghanaian born Canadian arrested for selling rice as iPhone
- He's charged with two counts each of fraud under $5,000, two counts of false pretence under $5,000 and breach of court order.
A Ghanaian born Canadian has been arrested in Rexdale, Toronto for selling rice as iPhone.
According to Toronto Police, the suspect, Gyimah Andrew Boateng has swindled two gullible victims by trading rice packed in an iPhone 6 box as the phone.
The first alleged victim, a 20-year-old man, made contact with the seller [Boateng] online. "A cash transaction was made for what was believed to be an iPhone 6 in a sealed box," she said. "The man later opened the sealed box which contained rice and no iPhone 6."
The second alleged victim, a 27-year-old man, contacted the seller online and made arrangements to meet near Albion Rd. and Kipling Ave.
"A cash transaction was made for what was believed to be an iPhone 6 in a sealed box," de Kloet said, adding the man later opened the sealed box and discovered it was also filled with rice.
Gyimah Andrews Boateng, 21, of Toronto, was arrested on Wednesday.
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He is facing two counts of fraud under $5,000, two counts of false pretence under $5,000, and two counts of breaching a court order.