Joseph Iorhemba Asan Jr. and Charles Ifeanyi Ogozy have committed an estimated $3 million worth of fraud since February of 2018. The U.S. Army Reservists targeted small businesses, widows, senior citizens, and veterans. Their main scams operated under fake business email compromises and romance scams where both cases led unsuspecting victims to send them large amounts of money. Their attorneys and the Army’s Criminal Investigation Division have not commented on the investigation. A nonprofit, Identity Theft Resource Center, has commented that military affiliated citizens are often the target for scams, with veterans and active duty losing over $400 million to scams and fraud since 2012.
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