Two Raids Net Four Fraud Suspects in Simi Valley

SIMI VALLEY, Calif.- A suspected credit card ring has been broken by Simi Valley police. A six-week investigation culminated with police searching two separate residences, one in the 7300 block of Variel Avenue in Canoga Park and the other in the 7100 block of Ramsgate Avenue in Los Angeles.

The four suspects arrested were all of Nigerian origin. Those arrested were Mariam A. Salau, 47, Labake Adejoke Onifade, 42, Ajala Olasode Ajao, 42, and Eno Monday Ekong, 37, all listing Los Angeles as their residence. Another person, Olayanju Musliudeen Yusseff, 40, was taken into custody by Immigration Services.

During the raid, police found new children’s clothing, 15 iPads, and more than $100,000 in cash. According to police, the suspects had credit card information that was stolen in the United States and Mexico. This information was then used to fraudulently obtain credit cards, which were used to purchase several thousands of dollars in gift cards.