Bruno Mars Catfish Cons Woman Out of $100,000
Written by B87FM on February 10, 2021
Bruno Mars is on the middle of a catfish prank.
A 63-year-old Texas lady claims she was coaxed out of $100,000 by somebody pretending to be the “24Okay Magic” singer. In line with TMZ, the alleged sufferer arrange an Instagram account in 2018 and related with the imposter.
The 2 developed a web based relationship which she believed was actual as a result of the catfish despatched her a number of texts and pictures of Bruno whereas he was on tour. Paperwork state the lady fell in love with the faux Bruno.
He ultimately requested her for cash and she or he ended up mailing him two checks, one for $10,000 and one other for $90,000. She was informed that the cashier’s checks had been to cowl “tour bills,” and that he wished to give up the tour to be together with her.
The $90,000 verify was deposited into the account of Chinwendu Azuonwu and was withdrawn all the way down to a zero stability, whereas $10,000 was positioned within the account of his alleged confederate, Basil Amadi. Each males had been charged with cash laundering and had been taken into custody this week.
Investigators individually interviewed Azuonwu and Amadi. Amadi stated he knew Azuonwu, however Azuonwu claimed not understanding Amadi or the rationale for the $90,000 withdrawal.
Cops consider the boys could also be working for scammers abroad. They’re hoping they cooperate to assist uncover a probably bigger prison ring.