Nigerian rapper, Babalola Falemi, whose stage name is Sinzu, has been jailed for two years in the United States.
According to a report by Idaho Statesman, Sinzu was last week handed the sentence for stealing $15,388 at the Treasure Valley last summer.
The rapper will spend his sentence in a federal prison.
He was said to have obtained stolen bank card numbers and identifying information for their owners.
“He then encoded the account numbers onto blank plastic cards. After using an automated system to change account PINs, he was able to withdraw cash from bank ATMS and buy merchandise from stores between July 23 and 26,” the report said.
“All of the losses took place at Boise ATMs owned by Idaho Central Credit Union and at Albertsons stores in Meridian, court documents alleged.”
The rapper was reportedly arrested at the Boise Airport as he was about to board a flight.
He was found in possession of a card encoding device and about $6,000 in cash.
Sinzu was initially charged with conspiracy to commit bank fraud, eight counts each of bank fraud and aggravated identity theft, and possession of 15 or more fraudulent bank cards.
A fellow Nigerian artiste Dammy Krane was recently caught in possession of several fraudulent credit cards by the Miami-Dade police.
He is alleged to have used a stolen credit card to book a private jet service.
Although the singer has denied involvement, he has been charged with armed conspiracy, forgery, intent to defraud, credit card fraud, among other charges.
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