One of the stars of the popular reality TV series Bad Girls Club was recently arrested for allegedly stealing more than $20,000 from a dead man she met on a “prostitution date.”
According to The New York Post, Shannade Clermont — known mostly today for being one-half of the infamous Clermont twins — was arrested at LaGuardia Airport in New York City on Wednesday morning for the alleged fraud.
The Justice Department announced that she pilfered debit cards from the man who died from a drug overdose. With the money, she bought thousands of dollars in plane tickets and luxury clothes and even made rent payments.
According to a complain unsealed in Manhattan federal court, she also wired herself money through Western Union.
In a recent statement, Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffery S. Berman said Clermont “lived up to her reality series reputation.”
The site further reports that the saga began on January 21 when the former reality starlet, 24, agreed to meet the now deceased victim at his apartment at 250 E. 53rd Street in Manhattan for a price of $400. This information was all extracted from text messages reproduced in the complaint.
It is also reported that this was the first time Clermont and the victim met. She allegedly arrived at 5:30 p.m. and left approximately three hours later with the victim’s debit cards.
The complaint further divulged that the victim, a white male whose identity remains anonymous, was found dead the following morning in his apartment. He reportedly died of an overdose of cocaine, fentanyl and levamisole, an anti-worming drug.
Specifically, it was learned in the months following the victim’s death that Clermont racked up a slew of charges on his debit card including $650 worth of plane tickets, more than $17,000 from retailers, paid $1,441.30 in rent to a management company, and even boldly paid off a $125.27 phone bill.
Clermont is now being charged with one count of conspiracy, one count of fraud, and one count of aggravated identity theft.
The U.S. Attorney SDNY’s Twitter account shared the news on social media, below:
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