|The Nigerian couple, Oluwatomiwa Odebode and wife Madoussou Odebode|
A Nigerian couple identified as Madoussou Odebode and her husband, Oluwatomiwa Odebode have been arrested and charged by Harris County authorities in Florida for allegedly stealing over $38,000 from one of the owners of the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team.
According to a report by NewsFix, a judge charged both, with third-degree felony theft. The Odebodes are accused of redirecting bank wiring instructions from Randy Frankel, a St. Petersburg, Florida man who is part-owner of the Rays.
Authorities say the Texas couple used an email fraud technique known as 'whaling' to intercept account instructions and divert funds to Madoussou Odebode's personal bank account in Cypress.
The complex scheme sounds like something out of a James Bond film with funds being manipulated not just across state lines but with international ties, too.
Investigators say the original IP address of the email account intercepting the funds belongs to a computer in Nigeria.
The couple's bonds are set at $2,500 each and their next court appearance will be in December. SHARE YOUR STORY WITH US VIA EMAIL: INFO@247NIGERIANEWSUPDATE.CO RECEIVE NEWS VIA OUR WHATSAPP, KINDLY TEXT +234 701 056 0394 TO ADD YOU CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL FOR NEWS UPDATE CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON TWITTER FOR INSTANT NEWS UPDATE: @247NGNEWSUPDATE CLICK HERE TO JOIN MILLIONS AROUND THE GLOBE TO READ NEWS ON OUR FACEBOOK FAN PAGE FOR INSTANT UPDATES ON INSTAGRAM CLICK HERE RECEIVE INSTANT NEWS UPDATE VIA OUR BBM BROADCAST: D3EDEFDF PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>