JACKSON, Miss. - Prosecutors say 16 people have been arrested on charges that they took part in a fraud that used stolen information to get money and goods and then ship them to South Africa and Nigeria.
The charges were unsealed in federal court Tuesday in Gulfport, Mississippi, as people were arrested in South Africa, Canada, California, Wisconsin, Indiana and New York.
Authorities say additional charges were filed in Atlanta and Charleston, South Carolina.
Federal criminal charges filed in Mississippi against Oluyitan Olagoke of Brooklyn, New York, say he and others were part of the Yahoo Boys, a west African gang. The charges and a related indictment against 17 other people say that the gang would buy bank account information from hackers, steal money, and then send cash or goods to Africa.
Johnson Co. sheriff investigating child's death
Johnson County authorities were investigating the death of an 11-year-old boy in Greenwood on Saturday.
Off-duty state trooper extinguishes house fire
An off-duty Indiana State Trooper in Wayne County saved a home from going up in flames on Saturday.
IPS holds first-ever district-wide showcase
IPS leaders held the first-ever district-wide showcase this weekend in an attempt to lure back students who have left.
Friends, family mourn teens killed Thursday
Church members came together in remembrance Saturday for two young men killed this week on the northeast side.
Two popular holiday exhibits open this weekend
Two popular holiday exhibits opened Saturday in Indianapolis, and families were already taking advantage to get into the spirit.
Child unharmed after 8 minutes in icy pond
An 11-year-old boy was unharmed Saturday afternoon after falling into an icy pond on the west side.