Yeezy model and Bad Girls Club alum Shannade Clermont was arrested on Wednesday in New York after she racked up $20,000 in charges on a dead man’s debit card, according to authorities. The Associated Press reports that she has been released on $100,000 bail.
Officials say she stole the debit card information “of a man she had visited for a prostitution date and who was found dead in his apartment the next morning from a drug overdose,” according to a report from The Blast. She’s been charged with wire fraud, access device fraud, and aggravated identity theft. If she's found guilty, the maximum sentence for wire fraud is 20 years, with a 15-year maximum sentence for access device fraud.
According to the Washington Post, Clermont agreed to meet with the man for $400 on January 31. “What do you want to do?” the man texted, according to messages obtained by investigators.
“I want to see you for the amount we agreed on. So you tell me,” Clermont reportedly replied.
As the Post reports, TV footage shows Clermont arriving at the man’s home at 5:30 p.m. and leaving shortly before 9 p.m. The identity of the deceased man hasn't been released, but the next morning he was found dead after overdosing on cocaine and fentanyl. A doorman told investigators he saw Clermont hours before the man's body was discovered, using the pseudonym “Audrey.” Police later recovered the victim's iPhone, wallet, drugs, and a loose condom in the bed where he was found.
It’s unclear if Clermont stole the man's information before or after his death, and if she knew the victim was dead when she used it. In the months after the victim's death, the 24-year-old used the money to pay her rent and phone bill, buy plane tickets, and make online purchases “of thousands of dollars of clothing and other merchandise.”
Shannade makes up one half of the infamous Clermont twins, who modeled in 'Ye’s ode to his wife Kim Kardashian for Yeezy Season 6. She also previously starred in the reality show Bad Girls Club with her sister. “Clermont’s new reality is federal prosecution for her alleged nefarious conduct,” 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.”
AP reported that Clermont looked at her sister Shannon and mouthed “sorry” before crying as she waited in Manhattan federal court. She's being represented by New York lawyer Donald Duboulay.