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Key ID theft suspect at large
pioneer press ^ | 3-23-11 | John Welbes

Posted on 03/23/2011 10:38:22 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB

Oladipo Sowunmi Coker is a key suspect in a $10 million national identity theft ring that prosecutors say set up shop in the Twin Cities over the past few years. And it appears he's the one who successfully fled the country. Coker, 29, lived in Woodbury for at least part of the time he allegedly trafficked thousands of identification documents. He was on hand when more than $160,000 was withdrawn from bank accounts in Minnesota and Wisconsin — but always in increments of less than $10,000, according to documents in support of a search warrant that were filed recently in federal court. Coker faces 16 counts of bank fraud, five counts of identity theft, 11 counts of mail fraud and one count of money-laundering conspiracy. But investigators confirmed with U.S. immigration authorities that in December, Coker traveled to Nigeria and hasn't returned, according to a search warrant.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: diversity; fraud; id; identification; immigration; mn; nigerian; ring; theft
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But investigators confirmed with U.S. immigration authorities that in December, Coker traveled to Nigeria and hasn't returned, according to a search warrant.

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