Local resident has pleaded guilty in federal court for her role in Nigerian fraud schemes targeting victims across the United States

Lawrence, KS – The 23-year-old woman, Oyindamola Akinrinola, is a Nigerian national who was granted permanent residency in the United States in 2018.

According to the officials, she was part of a scheme to defraud victims out of money and property.

Along with a co-conspirator in Nigeria, Akinrinola orchestrated multiple scams, including tricking victims into believing they won fake awards or establishing fake romantic relationships with victims.

The co-conspirator directed the victims to send the money to Akinrinola. She received over $20,000 in funds from scam victims. Akinrinola kept a portion of the money for herself as a reward and sent the remainder to her co-conspirator.