On January 29, 2020 the Lower Allen Township Police Department's arrest warrant for Paakow De Graft was served.
- Warrant Type: Criminal
- Date Issued: Thursday December 19th, 2019
- Issuing Authority: MDJ Clement
- Holding Department: Lower Allen Township Police Department
- Docket Number: CR-672-19
- Reference ID: LA-19-07777
Between 09/05/19 and 09/06/19 there were 8 Visa Cash Back Rewards Deposits channeled to the account of Paakow De Graft through ACH Deposits. The deposits were set up to post to De Grafts account from the Visa Cash Back Rewards on other Members cards. The other Members were unaware that this was occurring and did not authorize these deposits to De Graft. A total of $775.00 dollars worth of Cash Back Rewards posted to De Grafts' account.
Further investigation found that the manner to facilitate the deposits to post to De Grafts account would require someone to have the identification and account information for the compromised card accounts to access the account and have the rewards deposits set up to post to De graft's account.
On 09/10/19 all of these deposits from De Graft's account, but there was a loss as De Graft transferred $600.00 to WAVE.com the same date which was found to be a money transfer site typically used to send funds to Africa which has caused a loss of the account of $600.00 dollars.
On 09/16/19, contact was made with De Graft. He said the deposits into his account were from his cousin. When De Graft was advised that the deposits were from other Members accounts here, De Graft stated he did not know anything about that. He stated he gets paid on Friday 09/20/19 and wants to pay the loss and close the account. De Graft works at PHEAA and is suspected that is where he is getting the information though he would not know which accounts are getting Visa Cash Back Rewards.
It appeared that there were multiple attempted Visa Cash Back Reward Deposits from other Members accounts that attempted to post to De Graft's account after the account was frozen. These attempts continued till 09/13/19 when they stopped. Warrant served.