A popular US based Ghanaian events promoter, has been arrested in the United States for allegedly using fake identities to steal more than $250,000 worth of film equipment from companies in Arizona, Georgia and Indiana.
Terry Frempong-Masson who is best known for organizing the biggest concert outside Ghana for a Ghanaian musician is currently facing charges of theft, deception, money laundering after he was arrested on February 2, 2018.
The 30 year old is known for organizing the Apollo Theatre concert for Award winning Ghanaian rapper, Sarkodie which according to him cost around $100,000.
He was charged following a joint investigation by the Perth Amboy Police Department, the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, New Jersey State Police Cyber Crimes Unit, Homeland Security Investigations-Newark, New Jersey Postal Service and the New York Police Department.
According to an investigation by Perth Amboy Sgt. Mabner Terron and Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Christopher Pennis, between Jan. 19 and Feb. 2, Frempong-Masson allegedly placed online orders for the rental or purchase of film equipment from three film companies using fraudulent identities.
Using a fraudulent identity, Frempong-Masson placed an order for $30,000 worth of film equipment with a film company based in Chesterfield, Indiana, and had the order shipped to his home in Perth Amboy’s Harbortown housing complex.
He allegedly also placed a $114,000 rental order with an Arizona-based film equipment company for delivery to his Perth Amboy home. In addition, Frempong-Masson traveled to Atlanta to receive more than $130,000 worth of rental equipment from another film company that was acquired allegedly using a fake identity.