- Associated Press - Thursday, March 5, 2015

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The U.S. Attorney in New Hampshire says a man from Nigeria has been sentenced in federal court to 37 months in prison on bank fraud and conspiracy charges.

Prosecutors said 29-year-old Olowaseun Adekoya (oh-LOO’wah-shay-oon a-DEH’-koi-YAH’) living in Sewaren, New Jersey, was communicating online with an undercover agent in 2013. They said the agent had taken over the identity of a criminal with who4tm Adekoya had previously done business.

The agent said Adekoya could create counterfeit ATM cards to fraudulently obtain money from New Hampshire banks. Eventually, prosecutors said, four men headed from New Jersey to Manchester with counterfeit cards to withdraw nearly $1 million from the ATMs; they were arrested.

Adekoya was arrested at his home. The four pleaded guilty and two testified against him at trial.

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