Influencers often complain the creating new content every day is way difficult than what one perceives. But it certainly is easier than planning a $100,000 fraud in allegedly obtaining a pandemic relief loan to fund a lavish life. Displaying all types of wrong influences is a Miami, Florida Instagram influencer Danielle Miller who is accused of using the personal information of a Massachusetts resident to fraudulently obtain a federal loan. The influencer in question accessed an Abington resident’s online Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles records and used the personal identifying information to open a bank account in that person’s name. This was followed by applying for a COVID-19 relief loan with the fraudulent credentials. Once she received a $102,000 loan meant to help small businesses during the pandemic. As expected the fun began right away with her using the money for a private flight from Florida to California, and a stay at the luxury hotel Petit Ermitage.
The influencer goes by the name “killadmilla,”on Instagram and has more than 34,000 followers. On further investigation it was found that the Instagram influencer’s attempt at fraud went further than just $100,000. Miller applied for over $900,000 other business loans, using the information of other residents in Massachusetts.
“The charge of wire fraud provides for a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, up to three years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000,” the US Attorney’s office noted of the Miami Instagram influencer’s alleged fraud. Is this the result of pressure created in the name of content creation?
[Via – AP]