An IT Developer at Bank of New York Mellon has been charged with stealing the identities of over 150 fellow workers, mainly IT professionals.
Adeniyi Adeyemi is charged with removing more than a million dollars from the accounts of institutions, including charities, by using his co-workers identities.
He stole the money over an eight year period and stuck it into fake accounts.
He opened over 30 bank accounts.
Charities are especially vulnerable as they give out their bank details easily so that they can get donations.
I never understand why people do this sort of thing.
He stole the money over 8 years.
That‘s about $120,000 a year.
That‘s about £72,000 a year.
Why didn‘t he just become a contractor?
Some would say that this was a legitimate way of ripping people off (some contractors anyway).
It just doesn‘t seem worthwhile for someone with his skills and earning potential.
However, some people are just idiots – and greedy to boot.
With US terms of imprisonment it looks as if he will be facing a longer time in jail than he took in accumulating the money.
I hope they have a PC in the nick.
It wouldn‘t be a good idea to steal his fellow prisoners‘ identities though.
Assuming that you could buy anything using their identities anyway.