The indictment says that from March 2019, Kosoko allegedly conspired with his brother, Ahmed Kosoko, 35, of Chicago, a postal carrier, and others to have U.S. Treasury checks taken from the mail and sold to others. The checks were issued last year as part of the CCP virus aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES).
Kosoko’s brother was previously charged by federal criminal complaint with one count of conspiracy to steal mail and government funds.
Kosoko allegedly changed the recipients’ names of the checks, recruited individuals with bank accounts, and deposited the stolen checks.
He allegedly deposited at least two of the fraudulent checks, amounts ranging from about $2,400 to $3,400. He also allegedly sold at least three of the stolen checks last May, according to the indictment.