A couple from Cypress, Texas, have been accused of stealing more than $38,000 from the Tampa Bay Rays in a phishing scam. Madoussou and Oluwatomiwa Odebode were arrested Monday after they committed the crime in early 2017.
The couple tricked an assistant to Rays owner Randy Frankel into rerouting over $38,000 to their own account by sending him an email that traced back to an IP address in Nigeria. When Frankel discovered that money was not in the correct account, the team’s IT department investigated and alerted police. (source) 5:30 p.m. ET November 20, 2017