The woman sent a $ 18,000 money order to a suspect identified as a 34-year-old Dexter Enwerem.
NORWICH, Conn. – A Norwich man was arrested Wednesday in connection with an international telephone fraud organization.
Police said they received a phone call from someone telling them that their 80-year-old mother-in-law had been a victim of theft.
The woman sent large sums of money through an internet / phone scam. Police say the victim was persuaded to send the money to people they did not know to “help the homeless.”
The woman sent a $ 18,000 money order to a suspect identified as a 34-year-old Dexter Enwerem. Police say they also sent $ 13,500 total worth of gift cards to suspects.
According to the Norwich Police Department, an investigation revealed that Enwerem was part of a Nigerian phone fraud organization.
Enwerem is being held by the police and charged with theft in the first degree.
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