In a brilliant move that landed Francis Amiteye Ngissah in jail for the third time in less than two months on Wednesday, the troubled 24-year-old made the dubious decision to sign over the deed of his home as collateral for bail. The problem, the home wasn't his.
According to a Roseville Police Department press release,"Ngissah is suspected of paying two Roseville businesses for auto parts and groceries with fraudulent checks on closed accounts." Add his creative collateral, and now he's facing three counts of fraud and $55,000 bail.
But wait, there's more!
In February Ngissah was arrested on charges for fraudulently purchasing furniture for, what is assumed is his home, costing a local business $8,000.
January found Ngissah in jail for restraining three kids and an adult with zip-ties, attaching clothespins to their nipples as punishment.
Apparently as the CEO and president of the CCSE Prep Academy, a charter basketball school, Ngissah thought he had the power to cruelly punish students in order to teach them a lesson. According to the Roseville Police Department three foreign exchange students, who happened to be boarding at Ngissah's home in Roseville, showed up at their doorstep to report they were being subjected to physical punishment by Ngissah.
After an investigation, detectives arrested Ngissah on suspicion of child abuse, including corporal punishment and willful cruelty, battery and false imprisonment. He was released after posting a $100,000 bail bond, which ultimately led to his latest arrest.
To make matters worse the validity of the CCSE Prep Academy is under scrutiny.
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