The private jet service which got Dammy Krane, in a credit card mess in the US has disclosed how contemporary mobile technology assisted them to detect and track down the singer.
Dammy Krane had paid Tapjets with a stolen credit card for their service, leading to his arrest in Miami on Friday.
According to Tapjets, Dammy Krane was arrested alongside an accomplice, Chukwuebuka.
According to the head of safety and flight security for Tapjets, the fraud was detected with a small token of authenticity.
‘[Dammy Krane] used a Samsung Galaxy 7, and messages did not come from that phone.
‘However, that same phone was used to place the online order with credit card that does not belong to him,’ the Tapjets official said.
The official added that multiple accounts were opened for the transactions, but many were unsuccessful.
‘Same phone was used to register multiple accounts trying to buy with different cards until one finally worked. However, names did not match to zip codes and some other irregularities were found.
‘[A] total of five cards were used within an hour till one worked. We are 100 percent confident that our app was on that phone and order was placed via T-Mobile network from cell tower located in Miami.
‘We have coordinates of cell tower and proof that they took a car from that area to Opalacka airport. That’s where the arrest took place.’
While Chukwuebuka later got released on bail, Dammy Krane remains in detention, now facing charges ranging from fraud, grand theft and impersonation.
Tapjets added that though they are not proud about the situation, they are trying to send a message to others who might want to fraud them.
‘Technology is very sophisticated and being an airline, we have access to the latest. I hope you can help in spreading the message that we are not on a witch hunt.’