Former “Bad Girls Club” star Shannade Clermont has been released on $100,000 bond after she was charged with fraud and identity theft.
Clermont was released July 11 on the signature of her twin sister, Shannon Clermont, according to The Blast. Shannade covered her face and kept quiet as the pair left the New York courthouse. The U.S. Attorney’s Office told the website the ex-reality star’s bond was co-signed by two “financially responsible persons” and she’s required to do drug testing and treatment, pretrial supervision, surrender all travel documents.
Shannade, who modeled for Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 6, must refrain from “possession of personally identifiable information” and must not possess a firearm.
A statement issued by the New York Department of Justice Wednesday revealed the details of the model’s charges, including wire fraud, access device fraud, and aggravated identity theft.
“As alleged, Shannade Clermont, a former cast member of the ‘Bad Girls Club,’ lived up to her reality series reputation,” U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said in a statement. “She 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. Thanks to the skilled investigative work of the NYPD, Clermont’s new reality is federal prosecution for her alleged nefarious conduct.”
The victim was found dead in February 2017. In the months following his death, Clermont used info from two of his debit cards to make or try to make more than $20,000 in fraudulent purchases, including plane tickets, clothing purchases in the thousands and payments for rent and cell phone bills.
The 24-year-old also created a fake email account in the victim’s name which she used to register an account with Western Union and transfer $1,000 from the deceased to herself.
Clermont faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison for one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, a maximum sentence of 15 years for one count of access device fraud, and a minimum two-year sentence for a single count of aggravated identity theft.