‘African prince’ scams people at IHOP in $800K scheme: feds
Staff, 2023-03-16 11:09:32,
A man pretending to be an African prince from Ghana solicited people at IHOP, Starbucks and Kroger grocery stores as part of his years-long investment scheme, according to federal authorities.
But the man — who is actually from Dayton, Ohio — was lying when he told prospective investors that he had connections with African mining operations, authorities said.
Now, Daryl Robert Harrison has been sentenced to 20 years in prison on charges of mail and wire fraud, witness tampering and conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, according to a March 15 news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Ohio.
Prosecutors said Harrison was the “brains” of the scheme, in which at least 14 people were tricked into investing with him. Authorities said his stepfather,…
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