Chicago man arrested, charged with wire fraud

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Saturday, May 14, 2016

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. (WLS) -- A Chicago man has been charged with scamming people out of over $600,000 via wire transfers. Samson Alimi, 29, had been under investigation by the Mount Prospect police since April 2015.

According to police, Alimi tricked unsuspecting victims into sending him money through wire transfers. Police say between April 23, 2015 and April 23, 2016, he received or picked up over 500 separate MoneyGram money wire transfers.

Alimi is charged with one felony count each of wire fraud, money laundering and continuing a criminal enterprise.

Police also found 29 fraudulent driver's licenses with Alimi's picture on them as well as boxes of receipts.

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