In an interview with IB9JA, the Head of Flight Safety and Security of Tapjets, Konstantin, revealed how they successfully arrested Nigerian singer, Dammy Krane and accomplice, Chukwuebuka, on the 2nd of June, 2017, in Miami, Florida.
Excerpts from the interview below:
Q: What is the implication of Dammy Krane’s crime?
A: Not sure on implication. It’s a legal question.
Q: Has he been released on bail?
A: Our understanding is that, that is not the case yet. His accomplice was already out on bail and he is not eligible.
Q: How was the crime detected and for how long has he been defrauding your company?
A: A small token of authenticity. He uses Samsung Galaxy 7. And messages did not come from that phone. However, that same phone was used to place the online order with credit card that does not belong to him.
Same phone was used to register multiple accounts trying to buy with different cards until one finally worked. However, names did not match to zip codes etc.
Q: What role did his accomplice, Chukwuebuka, play in the fraud attempt that led to their arrest?
A: His accomplice also tried to purchase flight on another phone with yet another card. Total of 5 cards in an hour till one worked. We are 100% confident that our app was on that phone and order was placed via T-Mobile network from cell tower located in Miami area.
We have coordinates of cell tower and proof that they took a car from that area to Opalacka airport. That’s where arrest took place. We are not proud about it. We want others to think twice before stealing from companies. .
Technology is very sophisticated and being an airline, we have access to the latest. I hope you can help spreading the message that we are not on a witch hunt. We simply want people to hear the victim side of 3 edges.
Meanwhile, a defense attorney, Deborah Prager, has now been appointed to represent Dammy Krane who is now facing a 9-count-charge of fraud and grand theft.
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