LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police say they arrested two men accused of running a scam involving a promise to mysteriously turn blackened cash into currency.

Records showed 26-year-old Fidelis Oselu Okokpujie and 23-year-old Harrison Doe were being held Thursday at the Clark County jail pending court appearances on on conspiracy and felony fraud-related charges.

Police say Okokpujie is from Nigeria and lives in Phoenix, and Doe is from Liberia and lives in Coon Rapids, Minn.

Police say an undercover detective met the men with a promise to pay $200,000 for windfall cash that had been coated with black ink so it could be smuggled out of Africa.

The scam usually involves having victims pay thousands of dollars for a mystery chemical to clean the black coating.

Comments (10)
  1. Minnesota says:

    I guess what happens in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas after all. O boy am I in trouble!!

  2. Change says:

    Jail them for five years each and DEPORT them back to where they come from.

  3. A says:

    Forget the five years… DEPORT THEM NOW!

  4. sample says:

    lol, got what they came things like that don’t fly over here in the us. must people that are from there is nothing good but scam. now they will know how it feels like to be an…

  5. Ron says:

    The people who fall for this have got to be dumber than rat turds….

  6. Dont judge says:

    @ sample.. what do you mean about most people from there are nothing good but scams?. That’s a stupid thing to say. You don’t know what you are talking about… I’m from there but you don’t see me scaming anyone. @ A and change sorry but they are legal so they are not going anywhere. Jail time yes.. but they infact are citizens. If you are stupid enough to fall for it then its your fault. I’m not saying what they did was right, but I will defend them 100 percent, so watch what you say.

  7. peace says:

    I don’t support what they did but, one of the young men involved in this is one of the funniest, kind-hearted men you could ever meet….I pray for you both!!:)

  8. James says:

    Jail them for 5years and deport them. it’s a shame to see those guy trying to make some of the good Africans look bad.

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