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A Yeezy mannequin and former solid member of the tv actuality collection Bad Girls Club was arrested Wednesday on costs alleging she stole debit card info from a person who died shortly after a “prostitution date” together with her.
Shannade Clermont, 24, was freed on US$100,000 bail after she was charged with wire fraud, entry system fraud and aggravated id theft. She was arrested at LaGuardia Airport after she arrived on a flight.
Prosecutors mentioned the person she visited on Jan. 31, 2017 was discovered lifeless of a drug overdose the subsequent morning in his midtown Manhattan condo. A unfastened and damaged condom was discovered on the sufferer’s mattress, in line with courtroom papers.
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A doorman advised investigators that he noticed Clermont hours earlier than the person’s physique was found, utilizing the pseudonym “Audrey.”
The id of the person hasn’t been launched however he reportedly overdosed on cocaine and fentanyl on Feb. 1, 2017. Police recovered the sufferer’s iPhone and pockets the place he was discovered. Text messages from his telephone revealed that Clermont agreed to satisfy with him for $400.
“What do you want to do?” the sufferer was quoted as saying.
“I want to see you for the amount we agreed on. So you tell me,” Clermont allegedly mentioned.
“Let’s do $400,” the federal government claims the sufferer mentioned. It mentioned he later added: “I’m a cool dude. You’ll have fun. What type of booze do you like? Wine!”
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She allegedly used stolen info from two of his debit playing cards to attempt to receive over $20,000 in costs, in line with authorities.
They mentioned she used the cash to pay her lease and telephone payments, purchase airplane tickets and make on-line purchases of clothes and different merchandise.
Investigators additionally mentioned in courtroom papers that she created an “Exotic Doll” e mail account on July 9, 2013, that they are saying Clermont “used to solicit dates for prostitution and other sexual encounters through various websites.”
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According to courtroom papers, two months after the sufferer’s demise, the pretend e mail account was used to register an account with Western Union within the identify of the sufferer and provoke a fraudulent cash switch of $1,000 from the sufferer to Clermont.
U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman mentioned in a launch that Clermont “lived up to her reality series reputation.”
He credited investigators with the New York Police Department for the investigation, saying: “Clermont’s new reality is federal prosecution for her alleged nefarious conduct.”
As Clermont waited for Magistrate Judge Sarah Netburn to enter the courtroom, Clermont appeared towards her twin sister, Shannon, who was seated amongst spectators on a courtroom bench, and quietly mouthed, “Sorry.” She then sobbed. The sisters each dabbed at tears.
Her lawyer, Donald Duboulay, declined remark after representing Clermont at a short preliminary look in Manhattan federal courtroom.
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Clermont appeared on the Oxygen community’s actuality collection Bad Girls Club in 2015 alongside together with her twin sister. She has amassed a big social media following, with over 100,000 followers on Twitter.
An Instagram account belonging to the twins has over 800,000 followers.
The twins have additionally appeared in music movies and have modelled for Kanye West’s Yeezy model, showing within the Yeezy Season 6 marketing campaign.
—With information from the Associated Press
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Note: “Previously Published on: 2018-07-12 14:50:03, as ‘Ex-reality star accused of stealing $20,000 from lifeless man’s checking account – National