A Canadian man of Ghanaian origin, identified as Andrew Boateng Gyimah has been arrested by authorities for allegedly selling packaged rice as Apple iPhones to two unsuspecting persons.
Boateng, who was arrested in Toronto, was arrested after the defrauded persons lodged complaints with the police authorities.
Canadian authorities noted that Boateng had met with one of his victims at Islington Avenue area after the victim had seen an advert he posted online.
He was reported to have given the victim a box which was supposed to contain an Apple iPhone 6 but instead contained grains of rice.
The complaint filed with the police comes after a previous report was made by a victim who had fallen for the scam.
Andrew will be faced with two counts of fraud under $5,000, two counts of false pretence under $5,000, and two counts of breaching a court order.