Nigerian filmmaker and Nevada Bridge production boss, Neville Sajere, has been declared wanted in the United States for alleged $1million fraud.
He was declared wanted by the U.S Police after he was charged with two counts of Bank Fraud and two counts of Aggravated Identity Fraud in Northern District of Georgia in the United States of America.
According to reports, his wife, Ivie Shevon Sajere, has already been sentenced to two years, six months in jail for the role she played in a conspiracy that defrauded the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) out of nearly $1,000,000.
It was gathered that they falsely filed thousands of online applications for SSA retirement benefits and FEMA disaster benefits using stolen personal information.
The victims who were believed to be targeted by the syndicate, were mostly highly placed people in their various fields including a movie director, an award-winning journalist, the daughter of a legendary movie director, and a highly esteemed academic.
Once an application was approved, they reportedly directed that the money be sent to a Green Dot debit card opened with other stolen personal information. After which they diverted the monies through Square, Stripe, Paypal to Nevada Bridge TV, BAGMA or Shevonz.
Nevada Bridge TV is a streaming service/television production company owned by Neville, BAGMA is an African gospel award show business owned also by Neville, while Shevons is a clothing store owned by his 38-year-old wife, Ivie.
Meanwhile, Ivie who pleaded guilty to the crime in November 2021, has been remanded in jail and ordered to pay $949,616.40 in restitution to SSA and FEMA
Her husband on the other hand is still on the run and is believed to have fled the United States to avoid prosecution.