CREDIT WHERE NONE IS DUE

THE ALLEGED KING OF PLASTIC SCAMS FACES UP TO 25 YEARS

TO HIS ADMIRERS BACK IN NIGERIA, Olushina Adekanbi, 36, was revered as the "King of New York." U.S. law-enforcement officials were less adulatory. They knew the dapper Nigerian as a man of more than two dozen aliases who allegedly ran the largest ring of credit-card thieves in the U.S. Authorities busted Adekanbi last September on credit-fraud charges. Then last week, after a five-month investigation, they brought some 200 counts against the still-jailed Adekanbi and seven other Nigerians, including Adekanbi's wife Mary. The quondam king could go to prison for up to 25 years. "We've broken the back of this ring," said...

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