African ‘Migrant’ Stole Millions From Bronx Church And Villanova University

NEW YORK CITY, NY (The New York Post) – A Wall Street fraudster pleaded guilty to stealing over $3.5 million from a Bronx church and Villanova University in separate schemes, the state Attorney General’s office​ announced Wednesday​.

Anthony Nyame, of The Bronx, had convinced members of the First Ghana Seventh Day Adventist Church to fork over investment cash by convincing them that he could secure millions of dollars in additional seed money, officials said.

The manipulative moneyman also managed to steal $2.7 million from Villanova University by convincing them to send a payment intended for a vendor to his own account through the use of a fake email.

“It is simply appalling that anyone would choose to fleece universities and churches to line their own pockets,” said state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. “New Yorkers deserve to know that when they seek to grow their organizations there isn’t a fraudster lurking in the shadows.”

Nyame, 59, convinced members of the church that he could secure a $30 million loan to help them build a structure on their property if they coughed up enough money for collateral.

He instead used the dough for his own ends – including $71,000 in cash withdrawals, $47,000 to pay for a Wall Street apartment and an additional $26,000 on personal goods.

Nyame authored countless fake emails to his unwitting marks to bolster the cons – and even doctored several notes to make them appear to be from former Under Secretary David Cohen, officials said.

Nyame copped to four counts of grand larceny. If he pays $800,000 in restitution, he’ll serve one year in jail. He faces three to nine years in prison if he doesn’t make the payment.

8 thoughts on “African ‘Migrant’ Stole Millions From Bronx Church And Villanova University

  1. Criminal thugs are good at looking you in the eye and lying. Slick Willie and dumb people. I think people get dumber by the day.

  2. One thing about these African migrants…they have NO PROBLEM preying on their own countrymen. People who come to America for a better life…and band together due to their common background…are taken advantage of because one of their own is a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

    Pretty sick to prey on your own people…

  3. ““It is simply appalling that anyone would choose to fleece universities and churches to line their own pockets,” said state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. “New Yorkers deserve to know that when they seek to grow their organizations there isn’t a fraudster lurking in the shadows.””

    This statement has so much slime attached to it it drips. The Religious Organizations and the Universities are themselves frauds, cons, criminal enterprises, almost, of the worst sort. This fella just got in on it; actually, he should be given an award, you know, the man who conned the cons, or something like that. I gotta give him credit, and wish, I was smart enough to pull something like that off. Cohen, Schneiderman, hmm.

  4. Not bad, steal $6.2 million, pay back $800K, do a year then go back to Ghana and live like a king with the rest of the loot.

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