The victim — whose identity hasn’t been publicized — was found dead the next morning, cause-of-death being a drug overdose. Reports say a loose and broken condom was found on the deceased’s bed.
In the following months, the victim’s bank statements showed charges for plane tickets and luxury clothing stores. According to the government’s complaint, Clermont also paid her rent and phone bills. The fraudulent charges totaled up to more than $20,000.
“Additionally, she was accused of creating a fake email in the dead man’s name and making a Western Union account. She then allegedly initiated a wire transfer of $1,000 to herself, the complaint said,” The Post reported.
Clermont was arrested after landing in New York’s LaGuardia Airport July 11.
“As alleged, Shannade Clermont, a former cast member of the ‘Bad Girls Club,’ lived up to her reality series reputation,” U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman said in the statement. “Thanks to the skilled investigative work of the NYPD, Clermont’s new reality is federal prosecution for her alleged nefarious conduct.”
The star was released on $100,000 bail after being charged with: wire fraud, access device fraud and aggravated identity theft.