Regardless, the man didn’t have an appetite big enough to eat all the evidence against him: he’s been convicted of collecting millions in fraudulent tax refunds.
According to the Dallas News, Ogiesoba City Osula was arrested back in 2011 after being caught with $300,000 in cash, money orders and debit cards in a Cincinnati suburb. The U.S. attorney’s office said that Osula ate one of those incriminating debit cards while he was waiting to be questioned.
Osula, along with four other accomplices, were involved in a scheme to use stolen identities to claim income tax refunds. The money was then credited to stored-value cards or deposited in bank accounts set up using the stolen identities, Dallas News reported.
Osula was convicted of 16 counts Friday after a painlessly short trial — as opposed to the moment when that debit card later decided to rear its ugly head.