On May 20, 2022, United States Attorney Delia L. Smith announced that Marvelous Eghage, 39, of Houston, TX, pleaded guilty on May 16, 2022, to one count of wire fraud before Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller.
According to court documents, between February 26, 2018, and March 13, 2018, Eghage devised a scheme to fraudulently obtain money and property using materially false and fraudulent pretenses and promises directed to third parties.
The fraudulent scheme helped Eghage divert funds from her victims to a bank account under her control through electronic wires. Then she withdrew or transferred the funds for her own personal benefit and the benefit of others.
More specifically, court documents show that on February 26, 2018, Eghage and a co-conspirator electronically transferred $25,400.00 to an account under Eghage’s control. These funds were fraudulently acquired through forged checks from the account of R.B.R.
On March 6, 2018, Eghage and a co-conspirator fraudulently induced a representative of Colombia-based FDN to electronically transfer
$34,965.00 to a Houston, TX bank account under Eghage’s control.
On March 7, 2018, Eghage and a co-conspirator fraudulently induced N.D. to electronically transfer approximately $48,000.00 to a Houston, TX bank account controlled by Eghage.
On March 8, 2018, Eghage fraudulently induced M.R. to transfer money to a bank account under her control.