A 29-year-old American prisoner continued to commit crimes while serving his sentence in prison, defrauding 11 million US dollars.
According to a report by the British “Daily Telegraph” on the 11th, a 29-year-old inmate in prison in the United States obtained a phone through illegal means during his sentence, and cooperated with two other prisoners to commit fraud, defrauding 11 million U.S. dollars.
According to reports, the 29-year-old Cofield has been detained in a prison in Booth County, Georgia since he was sentenced to 14 years in prison for robbery in 2008.
The local prosecutor said that in June this year, Cofield used an illegally obtained mobile phone to obtain the identity information of a victim named SK (a pseudonym).
This allowed him to access an online account managed by a financial company owned by the victim.
On June 5th, Cofield’s associates sent him a photo of an SK driver’s license and a bill, so that he pretended to be a victim and opened a checking account at the financial management company.
Three days later, Cofield again pretended to be a victim and sent an email to a precious metals trading company in Idahua, requesting the purchase of 6,106 one-ounce gold coins with a total value of 11 million US dollars.
On the same day, his accomplices contacted the company claiming to be calling on behalf of the victim’s husband to investigate the wire transfer process.
After making a false description, the wealth management company wire transfers $11 million from the account belonging to SK to the aforementioned precious metals company in Idahua for the purchase of gold coins.
After successfully defrauding the arrears, on June 13 this year, Cofield hired a private security company to use a private chartered plane to transport the gold coins from Idahua to Atlanta. In September, Cofield used part of the stolen funds to buy a house worth $4.4 million.
However, the authorities have not announced how Cofield and his associates were captured. US federal prosecutor Parker stated that Cofield and his associates have been charged with conspiracy to commit money laundering and bank fraud.
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the U.S. Secret Service are continuing to investigate the case.