Two men indicted for allegedly trying to steal $2.9 million from Portland Public Schools

Two Nigerian men are facing wire fraud charges after trying to take $25 million from 20 different schools, hospitals and companies, according to a federal indictment

PORTLAND, Ore — Federal prosecutors have charged two Nigerian nationals with wire fraud and identity theft in 20 cases across the country, including the attempted theft of nearly $2.9 million from Portland Public Schools in 2019.

PPS caught the fraud, notified the FBI and was able to recover the money, although other schools, universities, hospitals and businesses weren’t as fortunate.

Efeturi Ariawhorai, known as Efeturi Simeon, 35, and Ikenna Nwajiaku, 41, face charges in Oregon’s federal court.

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