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The U.S police say a Scottsdale couple used fake names and stolen identifications to purchase luxury vehicles and over $100,000 in gift cards. .

Police say Ekene Sampson Akpuru, 30, who also goes by Patrick Beckham and his girlfriend 29-year-old Lauren Elizabeth Lees, used faked identifications and stolen social security cards to make multiple purchases. .

Police were tipped off when Akpuru, going by the name Beckham bought a ‘Slingshot’ from Indian Victory Motorcycle of Scottsdale. He used a Social Security card and a Minnesota driver’s license as identification to make the purchase. .

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He used the same ID’s when buying a Mercedes in Scottsdale. Police tracked down the Social Security number to a child in Oklahoma. Police say Akpuru had multiple ID’s and made credit cards using fake ID’s. .

In addition to the Mercedes and Slingshot, he used the money to buy a condo in Scottsdale. He also allegedly used the credit cards to purchase thousands of dollars in gift cards and sent money to accounts in Nigeria. .

Akpuru was in the process of buying another Mercedes worth about $245,000 when police raided his home. On August 3, they served a searched warrant on his home near 66th Street and Thomas Road and the Mercedes being driven by girlfriend, Lees.

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Inside the home and car, they reportedly found numerous unused gift cards worth over $140,000. Akpuru is in the U.S on an expired Visa and fled from Georgia and Pennsylvania to Arizona to avoid two active warrants for his arrest. .

Akpuru is being held on a $500,000 cash bond and they are both being charged with fraudulent schemes and forgery.

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