You may know the Clermont twins, Shannon and Shannade from their Yeezy campaigns, your Instagram explore page or from Bad Girls Club. The former “bad girls” haven’t left their bad girl ways totally in the past. According to a statement released from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, Shannade was arrested on July 11 for wire fraud, access device fraud and aggravated identity theft.
“[Shannade] allegedly stole debit card information from a man found dead – the victim of a drug overdose – in his Manhattan apartment and used his identity to make tens of thousands of dollars in fraudulent purchases,” The U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman said. “Thanks to the skilled investigative work of the NYPD, Clermont’s new reality is federal prosecution for her alleged nefarious conduct.”
The 24-year-old was arrested at LaGuardia Airport when she got off of a flight. She was later freed on $100,000 bail.
Prosecutors have been investigating the death of a man who died of an overdose on February 1, 2017. During the investigation, they found that Shannade visited the deceased man’s apartment the night before he died for a “prostitution date.” The court has a text exchange between the two. The victim agreed to pay Shannade $400 for favors.
Shannade stole two debit cards from the deceased victim while visiting his apartment. The Attorney’s Office says that Shannade spent $20,000 in fraudulent purchases. She used the victims debit cards to pay for rent, phone bills, plane tickets, clothes and much more.
She even attempted to commit wire fraud. Shannade created a fake email with the deceased man’s name and on April 3, 2017, attempted to register the deceased man’s name with the Western Union and wire herself $1,000.
Shannade and her lawyer, Donald Duboulay, had a brief appearance in Manhattan federal court. According to the Associated Press, they both declined to comment. Her twin sister Shannon was in the courtroom. The AP reports that before the hearing started Shannade mouthed “sorry” to Shannon and then began sobbing.
Shannade is looking at a maximum of 37 years in prison. One count of wire fraud has a maximum sentence of 20 years, one count of access device fraud is 15 years and one count of aggravated identity theft is two years.
Since her arrest, the sister’s haven’t posted any new photos on their joint Instagram account, which has over 844,000 followers. They have also turned off the comments on all of their posts. The two literally do everything together so Shannade’s arrest has to be rough for personal and buisness reasons.