Guilty Plea In Credit Card Scam

Modified: November 18, 2016 11:38am

11/17/2016

Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty, Jr. announces that 24-year-old Mohamed Kaba of Yonkers has pleaded guilty before State Supreme Court Justice M. William Boller to five (5) counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the 2nd Degree and one (1) count of Criminal Possession of a Forgery Device. 

Kaba, along with two co-defendants, 25-year-old Kelsey DaPaah and 24-year-old Nkemjika Ogbuagu, were arrested in Buffalo for manufacturing dozens of forged credit cards and debit cards with stolen personal identifying information and using them for local and online purchases. 

Kaba faces 2 1/3 to 7 years in state prison when he is sentenced by Justice Boller on December 23, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. 

The other two co-defendants have pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentence in December. 

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

Assistant District Attorney Brian P. Dassero is prosecuting the case.