Three men are facing 101 total charges between them — all accused of defrauding “roughly” 30 of Utah’s homeless population with a payday loan scam that promised them thousands of dollars in return.
On Wednesday, officers with the Bountiful Police Department arrested 50-year-old Martin Bokanga, 41-year-old Lateek Ramon Leonard, and 33-year-old Djimy Okutennde for dozens of felony identity fraud, communications fraud, and forgery charges — in addition to numerous misdemeanors.
It all started when employees at the FedEx Office Print & Ship Center in Bountiful on Wednesday notified police that four men — three African-American, one caucasian– who were standing outside their store were acting suspiciously, according to probable cause (PC) statements obtained by 2News.
FedEx employees said two of those men were coming in and out of the store “frequently, acting suspiciously.” Employees say the group was doing the same type of thing at the store on April 16. When police arrived they contacted the four men who now were sitting in two different vehicles. In the PC statements, one of the officers who was questioning the men said… KUTV2 News