Olumide Ogunremi also known as Tony Williams was arrested for helping to run a computer hacking and identity theft scheme .
According to sources of nanansem.com Ogunremi and his companions tricked employees of the U.S. Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Department of Commerce into uncovering their usernames and passwords by creating fake websites and sending phony emails that looks like legitimate government sites and email addresses.
The stolen credentials were then used to place orders for office products such as printers, toners, cartridges etc from vendors authorized to do business with government agencies.
Ogunremi and his companions then had their orders delivered to other partners in New Jersey where the goods would be repackaged and shipped to Nigeria to be re-sold on the black market.
Olumide is said to have been living in the Newark area of the United States and together with his partners ordered about $1 million in office products after stealing personal informations from U.S. government workers.
According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for New Jersey, Olumide could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted of a single count of wire fraud.
He pleaded no guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire at Federal court on Thursday, October 3rd.