Email scam ‘money mule’ spared prison term

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A “money mule” for an email scam syndicate that swindled $4.7 million from its victims will walk free from prison after a Sydney judge ruled he could serve his sentence in the community.

Maxwell Kyere was sentenced to a 19-month intensive corrections order and 200 hours of community service at the Downing Centre District Court on Wednesday, after last year pleading guilty to knowingly dealing with the proceeds of crime.

Kyere, who has been in custody since his arrest in June 2020, helped the syndicate launder money, providing his bank account details, debit card and pin, and identity documents in exchange for a small cut of the proceeds.

The syndicate would gain access to the email accounts of targeted businesses, then send invoices with altered bank account details to their vendors and clients.

The money received was then laundered through a variety of bank accounts, currency exchanges, gold bullion purchases and cryptocurrency.

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