Former Buffalo State Student Sentenced In Credit Card Scam

Modified: December 27, 2016 3:17pm

12/27/2016

Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty, Jr. announces 24-year-old Mohamed Kaba of Yonkers has been sentenced by State Supreme Court Justice M. William Boller to 2 1/3 -7 years in prison for his involvement in a credit card scam.

In November, Kaba pleaded guilty to five counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Second Degree and one count of Criminal Possession of a Forgery Device.

Kaba and his co-defendants, 24-year-old Nkemjika Ogbuagu and 25-year-old Kelsey Dapaah, both of Yonkers, admitted to manufacturing dozens of forged credit cards and debit cards with stolen personal identifying information and using them for local and online purchases.

Ogbuagu and Dapaah will be sentenced on March 10, 2017 by Justice Boller. All three defendants are former Buffalo State College students.

Kaba’s prison sentence will run concurrently with a previous prison sentence of six years given by Justice Boller for the September 2015 box cutter attack of a Buffalo State student.

Acting DA Flaherty commends the investigative work of Detective Daniel Brinkerhoff of the Erie County Sheriff’s Office on this case.

Assistant District Attorney Brian P. Dassero prosecuted the case.