This is the story of a talented Nigerian musician whose craze to belong at all costs led him into trouble in the United States of America.
Oyindamola Emmanuel popularly known as Dammy Krane who was arrested on Friday by the police in Miami, Florida for grand theft, credit card and identity fraud, was living a fake lifestyle and posting photographs of his exploits on Instagram to impress his fans.
Nemesis caught up with him when he contacted a private airline, Tap Jets, and used a stolen credit card to give himself a luxury treat on a private jet.
He didn’t stop there, he posted photographs of his enjoyment on his Instagram page.
Tap Jets claimed responsibility for handing the singer over to the police tweeting that he attempted to book Tap Jets flight using stolen credit card numbers. They vowed to prosecute him to the full extent of the law.
Such a crime in America could carry a maximum fine of $1,000 or so, and a sentence of up to one year in the county jail. As the value of the property received increases, so does the penalty. Felony credit card fraud in which property of significant value was obtained might be punishable by a $25,000 fine and 15 years in prison.
Tap Jets revealed that although they are not proud to have had Krane arrested, it was their duty to protect other companies from the fraud that would likely continue.
According to the airline, 24-year old Dammy Krane had the Jet App on his Samsung Galaxy S7 with which he made the bookings, and he continued to use different cards for the transaction until he used up to five.
According to Tapjet, the details on the card entered was different from the details given and the zip code.
”His accomplice also tried to purchase flight on another phone with yet another card. Total of 5 cards in an hour till one worked. We are 100% confident that our app was on that phone and order was placed via T-Mobile network from cell tower located in Miami area.
”We have coordinates of cell tower and proof that they took a car from that area to Opalacka airport. That’s where arrest took place. We are not proud about it. We want others to think twice before stealing from companies. .
”Technology is very sophisticated and being an airline, we have access to the latest. I hope you can help spreading the message that we are not on a witch hunt.
A defense attorney, Deborah Prager, has however, been appointed to represent Dammy Krane who is now facing a 9-count-charge of fraud and grand theft.