Nigerian Pleads Guilty in ChoicePoint Abuse

The Associated Press is reporting that a Nigerian national has pleaded guilty to conspiracy and grand theft in a case involving an identity theft ring that obtained consumer data from provider ChoicePoint.

From the article —

Olatunji Oluwatosin, 42, of North Hollywood, Calif., was indicted by a grand jury in August on 22 counts of identity theft, conspiracy, grand theft and credit card fraud.

Oluwatosin pleaded guilty on Tuesday and is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 10.

At the time of his indictment, prosecutors said the scheme cost at least $4 million in damages and involved 16 victims and five banks or credit card companies.

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