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Chat room free online Chandler AZ a twist on a scam typically carried out via the Internet, an elderly woman testified in court Tuesday that she fell victim to a Nigerian bank con initiated in a Lawndale parking lot. At the conclusion of a preliminary hearing in Torrance Superior Court, Judge Laura Ellison determined Chikeruba, 50, should stand trial for kidnapping for robbery, robbery and elder theft.
She said she had just entered her car in the store parking lot when he gave her a letter and asked for her help. Chikeruba, Dena testified, seemed frail and limped, and he told her he just got off a plane from Africa.
A taxi driver mistakenly dropped him off at that location instead of Hollywood, he claimed. He then asked if he could sit down, and opened the rear door of her car and sat on the seat, she said.
The letter was difficult to understand, but she said it seemed to explain that he needed free Bremerton sex stories net securing funds owed to him, but needed to collect a down payment first. Dena said he pulled a large wad of cash from a camera bag to show her he had some money, but needed more.
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Chikeruba made a call on his cellular phone, then asked the woman to drive him to a fast-food restaurant to meet someone, and she did.
Chikeruba gave her the letter and, after she read it, she asked Dena about any money she may have. Chikeruba directed them back to another fast-food restaurant.
Before they parted, Chikeruba told Dena to give the other woman her jewelry and purse, which she did. She said she was confused, but was also afraid because she thought Chikeruba could have a gun in his bag.
When she got home, Dena said her husband told her the credit card company had called about possible fraud. She called the company, and someone told Bend romantic dates to call police.
Dena identified Chikeruba in police photos. Details about how he was linked to the alleged crime were not given in court.
He was arrested Jan. Deputy Public Defender Dana Flaum argued that the robbery and kidnapping charges against his client should meet sex Corona dropped because it seemed the female accomplice was the one asking for everything and giving the directions.
But Deputy District Attorney Michael Gargiulo, who he the Elder Abuse Section, said her age, combined with her suspicions about what was in the bag, was enough to prove she was acting out of fear.
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