“Dangerous Women Membership” star Shannade Clermont was arrested and charged for committing fraud and making an attempt to swipe a number of thousand through the use of debit card info stolen from a deceased man, authorities in New York introduced Wednesday.
Clermont, 24, was charged with one rely every of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, entry gadget fraud and aggravated identification theft.
The fees stem from crimes allegedly dedicated following the 2017 dying of a person in New York, whom Clermont “had visited for a prostitution date,” a information launch from the U.S. Legal professional’s Workplace for the Southern District of New York and the NYPD stated.
Authorities stated they launched a probe into an “overdose dying” amid the invention of a deceased male positioned in his Manhattan condominium on Feb. 1, 2017.
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“Through the course of that investigation, legislation enforcement discovered that Clermont visited the Sufferer for a prostitution date on the Sufferer Condo the earlier night (January 31, 2017), and used the Sufferer’s debit card info to make or try to make greater than $20,000 in fraudulent purchases in the course of the months following the Sufferer’s dying,” authorities stated.
Clermont additionally allegedly used stolen debit card info to pay for “her lease and telephone payments, flight purchases, and several other on-line purchases of hundreds of of clothes and different merchandise,” the information launch stated. Authorities stated the 2 debit playing cards from which Clermont allegedly took the knowledge have been present in his pockets on the condominium.
Authorities additionally declare that Clermont created a pretend e-mail handle to current herself because the deceased male “with a view to commit wire fraud utilizing the Sufferer’s identification.” In a single occasion, roughly two months after the male’s dying, the phony e-mail was allegedly used to make a Western Union account and to ship a $1,000 “fraudulent cash switch” addressed to Clermont, authorities stated.
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U.S. Legal professional Geoffrey S. Berman, who introduced the arrest and prices together with NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill, stated within the information launch that the allegations towards Clermont instructed she “lived as much as her actuality collection fame.”
“Due to the expert investigative work of the NYPD, Clermont’s new actuality is federal prosecution for her alleged nefarious conduct,” Berman stated.