Ghanaian Event Promoter, Terry Frempong-Masson is facing charges for a $250, 000 fraud.
Frempong-Masson is accused of using false identities to steal more than $250,000 worth of film equipment from companies, according to a report by mycentraljersey.com’s Suzanne Russell.
The report states that the founder of TM Entertainment, the organizer of Sarkodie‘s ‘History In The Making‘ concert was arrested and charged on February 2, 2018.
He was charged with one count of theft by deception, two counts of identity theft, one count of receiving stolen property, one count of money laundering, one count of conspiracy to commit theft by deception, and one count of criminal attempt to commit theft by deception, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey and Perth Amboy Police Chief Roman McKeon.
The charge followed a joint investigation by the Perth Amboy Police Department, the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, New Jersey State Police Cyber Crimes Unit, Homeland Security Investigations-Newark, New Jersey Postal Service and the New York Police Department.
According to an investigation by Perth Amboy Sgt. Mabner Terron and Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Christopher Pennis, between Jan. 19 and Feb. 2, Frempong-Masson allegedly placed online orders for the rental or purchase of film equipment from three film companies using fraudulent identities.
The 30-year old placed an order for $30,000 worth of film equipment with a film company based in Chesterfield, Indiana, and had the order shipped to his home in Perth Amboy’s Harbortown housing complex.
He allegedly also placed a $114,000 rental order with an Arizona-based film equipment company for delivery to his Perth Amboy home. In addition, Frempong-Masson travelled to Atlanta to receive more than $130,000 worth of rental equipment from another film company that was acquired allegedly using a fake identity.
Police are still continuing their investigation into the case.