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Two men from Ghana charged in alleged Bolingbrook credit card scheme

Published: Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 12:24 p.m. CST • Updated: Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 3:10 a.m. CST
Samuel Boah (left), 27, and Kwame Nketiah, 23, both of Ghana, are charged with felony retail theft after allegedly buying electronics with stolen credit cards.

BOLINGBROOK – Two men from the nation of Ghana each were charged with three counts of felony retail theft after allegedly buying electronics with stolen credit cards, Bolingbrook police said.

Bolingbrook police assisted the Secret Service in arresting the men, Samuel Boah, 27, and Kwame Nketiah, 23, on Tuesday. Police said both were prepared to depart the United States and go back to Ghana.

Police were alerted to the scheme at 9:30 p.m. Nov. 13, when Walmart employees reported that one suspect was at the store in the 200 block of South Bolingbrook Drive to pick up a television.

Employees told police the suspect was allegedly involved with fraudulent activity and was being investigated for picking up televisions in other Walmart stores using fraudulent credit cards. Police documented the information and continued to investigate this case in conjunction with the Secret Service.

The men were taken into custody, interviewed, processed and transported to Will County Adult Detention Facility. 

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