A Worcester man was arrested this week on charges of wire fraud and aggravated identity theft for a scheme in which he'd allegedly buy commuter-rail passes to resell them at a discount over their face value.
Kokou Kuakumensah, 31, was indicted last October, but authorities only caught up with him on Wednesday, the US Attorney's office reports.
According to his indictment, Kuakumensah used cards programmed with other people's credit-card info to buy monthly passes meant for rides to and from Grafton on the Worcester Line at station vending machines between January, 2019 and March, 2020. He'd then advertise them each month at a discount, the indictment charges.
The four counts of wire fraud and four counts of aggravated identity theft could net him 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 if he's convicted, the US Attorney's office reports.