A Winnipeg business-school student laundered nearly a quarter of a million dollars in three years after defrauding more than 50 people across North America and Europe in a mass-marketing scheme.
Michael Odine, 26, is headed to prison and faces deportation back to Nigeria after pleading guilty to 24 criminal offences, including fraud over $5,000, money laundering and using forged documents.
The 53 victims were subjected to various online scams. In most cases, they were sent fraudulent cheques and asked to deposit them and transfer some funds to other individuals.
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