Two MDPD officers staked out the jet runway until Krane and Ilochonwu showed up. Police searched the pair and found seven cards in Krane’s pants pocket. When authorities checked the cards later, all seven had numbers on the face that didn’t match the numbers on the security strip on the back.
MDPD says Krane used one of those cards to book his flight and then gave TapJet two other fake cards when he was asked for backup cards for the travel.
His co-defendant, Ilochonwu, police soon learned, was out on bond on four other credit card fraud charges.
He’d been arrested in April on felony charges stemming from a case in Miami Beach.
Dammy Krane, who is now out on bail, has tried to exculpate himself from the arrest mess, blaming “agents” and assuring fans he’s innocent.
“I do not partake in fraud,” Krane says. “I do not partake in such activities. Agents booked my flights with fraudulent cards.”
“My life is all about my music, and that’s what I’m all about,” he says. “I’m sorry I got caught up in this mess.”
The Benue-born Krane rose to fame five years ago on the success of his hit single “My Dear”. He became a major player in the Afropop scene, with quarter-million followers on Twitter and regular chart-topping hits.