Second Cisco scam arrest made in less than a week

In the second arrest in a week involving Cisco scams, a computer technican was arrested Friday on charges with defrauding Cisco of more than $10 million by cheating one of the vendor's programs for replacing broken or defective parts, reports the Associated Press.

Michael Kyereme, an independent contractor of Piscataway, N.J., is accused of ordering 280 parts from Cisco since August 2002 and making false claims that they were replacements for Cisco parts used by the City of Newark, where he worked.

The news follows days after the arrest of a Massachusetts man accused of scamming Cisco out of millions of dollars through false hardware warranty claims.

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