A suspect in a Minnesota identity theft case who was out on bond was recently placed back in jail after he sabotaged a criminal informant's job interview, the Pioneer Press reports.
Charles Tubman Dwamina of Lino Lakes was ordered by a U.S. Magistrate Judge to remain in jail after he came into contact with a potential witness during a visit to a chiropractor's office. Dwamina allegedly showed up at the office for an appointment at the same time as the informant, who arrived for a job interview. Dwamina told the doctor who conducted the interview not to hire the informant because he was a "liar, scam artist and a criminal." "Even if I believe that this (meeting) was pure chance, Dwamina's talk with the chiropractor could amount to witness tampering and intimidation," said Magistrate Judge Janie Mayeron, as quoted by the media outlet. Dwamina's trial is set to begin in February. According to African Outlook Online, Dwamina was one of 13 West Africans indicted last year as part of a $10 million bank fraud case. It was found that at least one suspect owned a storage locker containing "enough information to enable identity theft from thousands of people," the news source notes.