According to court reports, Hajia4Reall maintained five foreign bank accounts in which she accumulated funds from six victims.
The court documents, as provided by Gossips24 Avenue, revealed that these bank accounts were established under various non-existent business names in three different banks in Bronx, New York.
These accounts, referred to as the ‘Montrage Accounts,’ were numbered from Account 1 to Account 5, and the court detailed how Hajia4Reall operated them.
Accounts 1 and 3 were designated as business accounts in the name of ‘Mona Montrage DBA 4Reall Designs,’ supposedly a beauty supply store with a sole proprietorship.
She held the sole signatory rights for both Account 1 and Account 3, which were opened on May 23, 2018, and September 15, 2016, respectively.
However, there appeared to be no transactions related to beauty supplies in these accounts.
Accounts 2, 4, and 5 were bank accounts held in the name of ‘Mona Faiz Montrage.’ Initially, the sole signatory on Account 2 was solely “Montrage,” but another individual (Individual 2) was later added to the account.
The sole signatories for Account 2 and 5 increased over time. Between December 31, 2013, and October 15, 2019, these Montrage accounts saw deposits totaling $2,165,000, with subsequent withdrawals of about $2,096,000.
Most of these deposits consisted of cash and international wire transfers to Ghana.
Additionally, it was uncovered that Hajia4Reall was involved in a romance scheme where she allegedly defrauded a 70-year-old woman.
Pretending to be a male, she engaged in an online relationship with the victim, claiming to need financial assistance to transport gold from overseas to the United States. She instructed the victim to send a check to a bank account under the name “4Reall Designs” and asked her to state that the funds were for investment.
The victim complied, sending $195,000 from a bank account in SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, through ‘Montrage Account 3.’ However, the victim never received her money back or any returns on her supposed investment.
Using a similar approach, another victim sent $182,000 to ‘Montrage Account 1.’ Subsequently, a sixty-year-old man engaged in an online relationship with Mona and received a fake marriage certificate as proof of their marriage in Ghana.
Mona then asked for substantial sums of money from the victim to support her father’s farm in Ghana.
The victim sent 82 wire transfers totaling $89,000 from Converse, Texas to Accra, Ghana, through Money gram, addressed to Mona and the victim’s last name.