An investigation into fraudulent schemes in Monongalia County has led to charges being filed against 30-year-old Daniel Acheampong from Georgia, who is originally from Ghana.
This was contained in a press release sent by the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department.
According to the criminal complaint, the Monongalia County Sheriff’s office was contacted by a fraud investigator for Sprint Wireless. The investigator said that multiple phones were purchased fraudulently and scheduled for delivery to two separate addresses. The addresses were associated with homes that were unoccupied.
Detectives were informed that the suspect would take the cell phones from the porch of the homes. Detectives were unable to intercept the suspect but secured the package containing two phones, totaling over $1,000.
The investigator contacted Sheriff’s office about another delivery to another address in Monongalia County. Detectives were able to take the suspect into custody after he tried to get the packages from the house.
Acheampong said that he was picking the phone up for someone else.
The owner of the home that Acheampong was living in showed communication between her and Acheampong describing the addresses the phones were shipped to.
Acheampong is charged with grand larceny, fraudulent schemes and attempted grand larceny and arraigned in the Monongalia County Magistrate Court.
The Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department was assisted by members of the Mon Metro Drug Task Force. The investigation into these fraudulent schemes is ongoing.
Acheampong is currently being held in North Central Regional Jail on $45,000 bond