A woman in Texas lost $100K nightmare. The lady told the police she was fooled into forking over a fortune of her money to someone passing as the ‘24k magic’ hit maker Bruno Mars.
The alleged victim was 63-years of age when she told the police in Houston she had made an IG account in 2018, and connected with someone posing as Bruno Mars. She said that the person developed an online relationship with her and after sometime started asking for money.
She said that she did as the person who she thought was Bruno Mars asked. She cut a number of checks and went ahead and put them in the mail, as instructed – – one for $10k, and the second one for $90k.
Police say the money found its way into the bank account that belonged to a Chinwedu Azuonwu, a local man who was taken into custody on money laundering charges, along with a alleged accomplices, Basil Amadi, who’s similar charges. Both men were in court this week.
According to legal documents, acquired by TMZ, two cashier’s checks were made cheques were written out to “Chi Autos” at the behest of the imposter, to cover “tour expenses” …that’s what he told the woman, she added that he said he was leaving the tour to come be with her.
Police told local news outlets they believe these men may be low – level crooks working for scammers overseas, and are hoping they cooperate to help uncover a potentially substantial criminal ring.